Understanding Global Security / Edition 2

Understanding Global Security / Edition 2

by Peter Hough
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415421411

ISBN-13: 9780415421416

Pub. Date: 08/19/2008

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…  See more details below

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:
9780415421416
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/19/2008
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Related Subjects

Table of Contents

List of Figure, Boxes and Tables

1 The securitization of issues 1

2 Military threats to security from states 23

3 Military threats to security from non-state actors 65

4 Economic threats to security 91

5 Social identity as a threat to security 113

6 Environmental threats to security 143

7 Health threats to security 165

8 Natural threats to security 191

9 Accidental threats to security 211

10 Criminal threats to security 229

11 Towards global security 247

Glossary 261

Bibliography 265

Index 281

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >