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International Security: Politics, Policy, Prospects
     

International Security: Politics, Policy, Prospects

by Michael E. Smith
 

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ISBN-10: 0230203140

ISBN-13: 9780230203143

Pub. Date: 05/11/2010

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

This book provides an exceptionally wide-ranging introduction to international security in the 21st century. The auhor takes a distinctively systematic approach centered on how and why particular issues get onto the international security agenda and particular choices and outcomes ensue, assessing the explanatory power of contending approaches in this context.

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This book provides an exceptionally wide-ranging introduction to international security in the 21st century. The auhor takes a distinctively systematic approach centered on how and why particular issues get onto the international security agenda and particular choices and outcomes ensue, assessing the explanatory power of contending approaches in this context.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230203143
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
05/11/2010
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Tables, Figures and Boxes x

List of Abbreviations xii

Preface xvii

Acknowledgements xix

1 International Relations and International Security 1

International security: politics, policy and prospects 3

Theory and research design in international security 8

Evolution of the international security research agenda 11

2 Continuity and Change in International Security Studies 16

International security studies in the interwar period 17

International security studies and the Cold War 21

International security studies after the Cold War 27

Globalization and human security 38

Summary 43

3 The Politics of International Security 45

The politics of international security: basic assumptions 47

The value-threat relationship and international security 53

Stakeholders and international security 57

Political debates about international security 61

The politics of policy effectiveness 65

Summary 69

4 Interstate War 70

Interstate war and international security 71

Stakeholder factors 77

Interstate war as a policy problem 84

The politics of policy effectiveness 90

Summary 95

5 Intrastate War 98

Intrastate war and international security 99

Stakeholder factors 105

Intrastate war as a policy problem 111

The politics of policy effectiveness 119

Summary 123

6 Weapons Proliferation 125

Weapons proliferation and international security 125

Stakeholder factors 133

Proliferation as a policy problem 136

The politics of policy effectiveness 145

Summary 149

7 International Terrorism 151

International terrorism and international security 152

Stakeholder factors 158

International terrorism as a policy problem 165

The politics of policy effectiveness 173

Summary 177

8 International Crime 179

International crime and international security 180

Stakeholder factors 185

International crime as a policy problem 191

The politics of policy effectiveness 200

Summary 204

9 International Economic Security 206

International economics and international security 207

Stakeholder factors 211

International economic security as a policy problem 218

The politics of policy effectiveness 224

Summary 228

10 International Environmental and Resource Security 230

The environment, natural resources, and international security 231

Stakeholder factors 238

The environment and resource depletion as policy problems 244

The politics of policy effectiveness 250

Summary 253

11 International Public Health 256

International public health and international security 257

Stakeholder factors 263

International public health as a policy problem 267

The politics of policy effectiveness 274

Summary 278

12 International Population Trends 280

International population trends and international security 280

Stakeholder factors 289

Population trends as a policy problem 294

The politics of policy effectiveness 300

Summary 303

Conclusion: The Future of International Security Studies 305

The unsteady state of international security studies 307

The future international security research agenda 311

From international security to human security? 316

Bibliography 320

Index 349

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