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Understanding Global Security / Edition 1

Understanding Global Security / Edition 1

by Peter Hough
     
 

ISBN-10: 041529665X

ISBN-13: 9780415296656

Pub. Date: 08/20/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

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.

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

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. Tow

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