Understanding Global Security / Edition 2

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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: 9780415421423
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/19/2008
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Hough lectures in International Relations and heads up this subject at Middlesex University, UK.

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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

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