Seeking Security in an Insecure World

Seeking Security in an Insecure World

by Dan Caldwell, Robert E., Jr. Williams Jr.
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742538125

ISBN-13: 9780742538122

Pub. Date: 01/03/2006

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

This revised edition of Seeking Security in an Insecure World provides a thorough, accessible introduction to contemporary security studies.

All chapters are updated and a wide range of new topics are discussed, including the Syrian civil war, Russia’s annexation of Crimea and its intervention in East Ukraine, the global refugee crisis, China’s

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This revised edition of Seeking Security in an Insecure World provides a thorough, accessible introduction to contemporary security studies.

All chapters are updated and a wide range of new topics are discussed, including the Syrian civil war, Russia’s annexation of Crimea and its intervention in East Ukraine, the global refugee crisis, China’s military buildup, the impact of fracking on oil and gas markets, and rapidly evolving cyberwar capabilities. Each chapter also addresses what has been and can be done to enhance security. Overall, Seeking Security in an Insecure World offers a clear and compelling framework for understanding what security means today and how it can best be achieved.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742538122
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/03/2006
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.92(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.77(d)

Table of Contents

1The meaning of security today1
2Conventional weapons and war : traditional threats in new forms19
3Nuclear weapons : living in the shadow of the mushroom cloud34
4Bugs and gas : biological and chemical weapons47
5The proliferation of weapons of mass destruction : spreading insecurity?61
6Disease : the greatest killer?75
7Cyber-threats : how we're all connected to the bad guys89
8Drugs and thugs : trafficking and international security103
9The state of the state : national security after 9/11117
10Ethnic conflicts and security : ancient hatreds?129
11The root of all evil? : the matter of economic security144
12Ecological disasters and resource wars : seeking environmental security154
13Living in the shadow of the World Trade Center : coping with the threat of terrorism170
14Seeking security in an insecure world : the way forward182

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