Seeking Security in an Insecure World

Seeking Security in an Insecure World

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

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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

Overview

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

Preface to the Second Edition ix

Preface to the First Edition xi

1 The Meaning of Security Today 1

Part I Traditional Sources of Insecurity

2 Conventional Weapons and War 25

3 Nuclear Weapons, Deterrence, and Arms Control 47

4 Chemical and Biological Weapons 63

5 The Terrorist Threat 81

6 The Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction 101

Part II New Sources of Insecurity

7 Infectious Disease and Health Insecurity 119

8 Transnational Criminal Organizations and Trafficking 137

9 Insecurity in Cyberspace 153

Part III Political and Social Conditions of Insecurity

10 The State of the State (I): The Transformation of National Security 179

11 The State of the State (II): The Rise of Human Security 195

12 Economics and Security 213

13 The Environment and Security 227

14 Seeking Security in an Insecure World 247

Notes 263

Selected Bibliography 295

Index 303

About the Authors 317

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