Losing Control: Global Security in the 21st Century

Losing Control: Global Security in the 21st Century

by Paul Rogers
     
 

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"When Losing Control was first published a decade ago it was years ahead of its time. Its argument was simple - the real causes of global insecurity were the widening socio-economic divide, global marginalisation and environmental limitations, especially climate change and conflict over energy resources." "Paul Rogers, one of the world's leading security

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"When Losing Control was first published a decade ago it was years ahead of its time. Its argument was simple - the real causes of global insecurity were the widening socio-economic divide, global marginalisation and environmental limitations, especially climate change and conflict over energy resources." "Paul Rogers, one of the world's leading security specialists, pointed to a world in which irregular warfare from the margins would prevent powerful states from maintaining their position. He even predicted accurately how the US would respond to a catastrophic attack." The new edition brings his analysis right up to date, arguing persuasively that the world's elite cannot maintain control and that a far more emancipatory and sustainable approach to global security has to be developed.

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"Outstanding ... Losing Control combines a glimpse behind the security screens with a sharp analysis of the real global insecurities -- growing inequality and unsustainability." --New Internationalist

"No security policy adviser or analyst worth their salt can afford to be without this book." --Dr. Scilla Elworthy, Founding Director, Oxford Research Group

"Paul Rogers is one of those dangerous people who can change your mind." --Rear Admiral Richard Cobbold, CB, FRAeS, Former Director, Royal United Services Institution for Defence Studies

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745329376
Publisher:
Pluto Press
Publication date:
05/11/2010
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.32(w) x 8.47(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Paul Rogers is Professor of Peace Studies at Bradford University where he teaches courses on international security and political violence. He lectures at universities and defence colleges in several countries and his publications include 26 books. He regularly appears on radio and television.

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