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Understanding Global Security [NOOK Book]

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This text provides an introduction to both the conventional 'hard' security issues which dominated international relations during the Cold War and the 'soft' security issues which have emerged in the post-Cold War era. In recent years, with the emergence of critical security studies, there has been an increased focus on non-military threats to security such as terrorism, the environment, transnational crime, poverty, economic instability and ethnic rivalries. This text is a perfect introduction to both of these ...
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Understanding Global Security

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Overview

This text provides an introduction to both the conventional 'hard' security issues which dominated international relations during the Cold War and the 'soft' security issues which have emerged in the post-Cold War era. In recent years, with the emergence of critical security studies, there has been an increased focus on non-military threats to security such as terrorism, the environment, transnational crime, poverty, economic instability and ethnic rivalries. This text is a perfect introduction to both of these aspects of international security in the twenty-first Century.
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Editorial Reviews

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"Making international relations seem complicated is easy because they are. To make one of IR’s key concepts both comprehensive and comprehensible is a much more difficult skill which Hough has mastered extremely well."

Lloyd Pettiford, Professor of International Relations at Nottingham Trent University, UK

'The third edition of Peter Hough's book is a comprehensive yet accessible survey of the issue of 'security' in international relations. It will be required reading for students and experts will also find much of interest. Highly recommended'

Professor Jeffrey Haynes, London Metropolitan University, UK.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203932674
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/24/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 312
  • File size: 872 KB

Meet the Author

Peter Hough is a Senior Lecturer in International Politics and heads up this subject at Middlesex University, UK. In addition to his research in the area of security, he has had published books and articles on global environmental politics, including The Global Politics of Pesticides (Earthscan 1998).

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Table of Contents

1. Security and Securitization 1.1 Defining security 1.2 The international political agenda 1.3 The securitization of issues 2. Military threats to security from states 2.1 Prelude to the present order 2.2 A new world order? 2.3 New world disorder? 2.4 An end to ‘high politics’? 3. Military threats to security from non-state actors 3.1 One man’s terrorist…. 3.2 Types of violent political non-state actors 3.3 Tactics of violent political non-state actors 3.4 State responses to non-state aggression 3.5 Global responses to non-state violence 4. Economic threats to security 4.1 Poverty and food security 4.2 Depression 4.3 Economic statecraft 4.4 Achieving global economic security 5. Social Identity as a threat to security 5.1 Societal security 5.2 Forms of violent discrimination 5.3 Securing the individual- the global politics of human rights 6. Environmental threats to security 6.1 The rise of environmental issues in global politics 6.2 The environment and military security 6.3 Environmental issues themselves as security threats 6.4 Towards ecological security 7. Health threats to security 7.1 The globalization of ill-health 7.2 The development of global health policy 7.3 The state securitization of health 7.4 The human securitization of health 7.5 The globalization of heath security 8. Natural threats to security 8.1 Natural disasters 8.2 The rise of human vulnerability to nature 8.3 Preparing for the unexpected- the global politics of securing the vulnerable 9. Accidental threats to security 9.1 Accidents will happen? The nature of man-made accidents 9.2 The collateral damage of industrialization? The rise of accidental threats 9.3 Sub-global international accident and risk management policy 9.4 Securing those at risk in the world- global policy on accidents 10. Criminal threats to security 10.1 Global crime in historical context 10.2 Webs of deceit: the rise of transnational crime 10.3 Global policemen?- the rise of international political action on crime 11. Towards global security 11.1 Thinking global: integration theories and global politics 11.2 Acting global: global solutions to global problems

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