World Security: Challenges for a New Century

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The first of its kind to focus on the concept of world security, this comprehensive collection offers nineteen original essays written by renowned scholars. Now in its third edition, World Security: Challenges for a New Century tackles the most significant challenges to world security in the post-Cold War era, giving a thorough and dynamic introduction to contemporary global issues. Completely revised to address the dramatic changes in the global arena, the third edition features eleven new essays and the ...

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Overview

The first of its kind to focus on the concept of world security, this comprehensive collection offers nineteen original essays written by renowned scholars. Now in its third edition, World Security: Challenges for a New Century tackles the most significant challenges to world security in the post-Cold War era, giving a thorough and dynamic introduction to contemporary global issues. Completely revised to address the dramatic changes in the global arena, the third edition features eleven new essays and the addition of new discussion questions after each essay.

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These 19 contributions provide background information on security threats that are most likely to command international attention in the years ahead and suggest ways for the international community to overcome or minimize these threats. The authors discuss such emerging themes as transnational criminal operations, global economic inequity, trade conflict, and international environmental politics, and describe regional developments, particularly in East Asia and the Middle East. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312085841
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/1993
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 408
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
About the Contributors
1 World Interests and the Changing Dimensions of Security 1
2 The Dynamism of a Turbulent World 18
3 Threats and Capacities: Great Powers and Global Insecurity 36
4 The Era of Multiplying Schisms: World Security in the Twenty-First Century 59
5 The Imperial Impulse: Russia and the "Near Abroad" 78
6 Rethinking East Asian Security 96
7 The United States and the Middle East 113
8 Nuclear Proliferation and Nonproliferation Policy in the 1990s 135
9 Fanning the Flames of War: Conventional Arms Transfers in the 1990s 160
10 The Causes of Internal Conflict 180
11 The Evolution of United Nations Peacekeeping and Peacemaking: Lessons from the Past and Challenges for the Future 200
12 Global Violence against Women: The Challenge to Human Rights and Development 229
13 Transnational Criminal Organizations and International Security 249
14 The Global Divide: Socioeconomic Disparities and International Security 273
15 The Global Trading System and International Politics 294
16 International Environmental Cooperation as a Contribution to World Security 317
17 Environmental Scarcity and Intergroup Conflict 342
18 Demographic Challenges to World Security 366
19 Building World Security: The Need for Strengthened International Institutions 386
Index 411
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