Understanding Global Security / Edition 1

Understanding Global Security / Edition 1

by Peter Hough
     
 

Global security has steadily broadened its meaning in the post-Cold War and post-September 11th world. This textbook introduces students to the core issues of both 'hard' security, which dominated the Cold War, and the 'soft' security that has emerged since, in a clear and concise format that is easy to follow. Understanding Global Security uses helpful case studies… See more details below

Overview

Global security has steadily broadened its meaning in the post-Cold War and post-September 11th world. This textbook introduces students to the core issues of both 'hard' security, which dominated the Cold War, and the 'soft' security that has emerged since, in a clear and concise format that is easy to follow. Understanding Global Security uses helpful case studies to illustrate the key concepts behind the increasing number of non-military threats to security such as terrorism, ethnic rivalries and transnational crime, while still exploring the more conventional areas such as war, nuclear weapons and the balance of power. A highly topical account that includes discussion of the 2003 Iraq War: this is the best introductory textbook for students of security studies, strategic studies and international relations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415296656
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/20/2004
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

1Security and securitization1
2Military threats to security from states21
3Military threats to security form non-state actors61
4Economic threats to security83
5Social identity as a threat to security105
6Environmental threats to security133
7Health threats to security153
8Natural threats to security179
9Accidental threats to security199
10Criminal threats to security215
11Toward global security231

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