×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Human Security in a Borderless World
     

Human Security in a Borderless World

by Derek S. Reveron, Kathleen A. Mahoney-Norris
 

See All Formats & Editions

ISBN-10: 0813344859

ISBN-13: 9780813344850

Pub. Date: 02/15/2011

Publisher: Westview Press


To fully understand contemporary security studies, we must move beyond the traditional focus on major national powers and big wars. Modern threats to security include issues such as globalization, climate change, pandemic diseases, endemic poverty, weak and failing states, transnational narcotics trafficking, piracy, and vulnerable information systems. Human

Overview


To fully understand contemporary security studies, we must move beyond the traditional focus on major national powers and big wars. Modern threats to security include issues such as globalization, climate change, pandemic diseases, endemic poverty, weak and failing states, transnational narcotics trafficking, piracy, and vulnerable information systems. Human Security in a Borderless World offers a fresh, detailed examination of these challenges that threaten human beings, their societies, and their governments today. Authors Derek S. Reveron and Kathleen A. Mahoney-Norris provide a thought-provoking exploration of civic, economic, environmental, maritime, health, and cyber security issues in this era of globalization, including thorough consideration of the policy implications for the United States. They argue that human security is now national security.

This timely and engaging book is an essential text for today’s courses on security studies, foreign policy, international relations, and global issues. Features include three special sections in each chapter that explain potential counterarguments about the topic under consideration; explore the policy debates that dominate the area of study; and illuminate concrete examples of security threats. Richly illustrated and accessibly written, Human Security in a Borderless World is designed to encourage critical thinking and bring the material to life for students.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813344850
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
02/15/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
512,300
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix

Preface xiii

Acknowledgments xv

1 Human Security in a Borderless World 1

2 Civic Security 35

3 Economic Security 69

4 Environmental Security 103

5 Maritime Security 129

6 Health Security 159

7 Cyber Security 185

8 Protecting and Promoting Human Security 211

Glossary 233

Index 239

About the Authors 256

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews