Understanding Global Security / Edition 1

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415296656
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/20/2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Hough is a Senior Lecturer in International Politics and heads up this subject at Middlesex University.

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Table of Contents

1 Security and securitization 1
2 Military threats to security from states 21
3 Military threats to security form non-state actors 61
4 Economic threats to security 83
5 Social identity as a threat to security 105
6 Environmental threats to security 133
7 Health threats to security 153
8 Natural threats to security 179
9 Accidental threats to security 199
10 Criminal threats to security 215
11 Toward global security 231
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