Governing Borderless Threats: Non-Traditional Security and the Politics of State Transformation

Governing Borderless Threats: Non-Traditional Security and the Politics of State Transformation

by Shahar Hameiri, Lee Jones

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Governing Borderless Threats: Non-Traditional Security and the Politics of State Transformation by Shahar Hameiri, Lee Jones

'Non-traditional' security problems like pandemic diseases, climate change and terrorism now pervade the global agenda. Many argue that sovereign state-based governance is no longer adequate, demanding and constructing new approaches to manage border-spanning threats. Drawing on critical literature in political science, political geography and political economy, this is the first book that systematically explains the outcomes of these efforts. It shows that transboundary security challenges are primarily governed not through supranational organisations, but by transforming state apparatuses and integrating them into multilevel, regional or global regulatory governance networks. The socio-political contestation shaping this process determines the form, content and operation of transnational security governance regimes. Using three in-depth case studies - environmental degradation, pandemic disease, and transnational crime - this innovative book integrates global governance and international security studies, and identifies the political and normative implications of non-traditional security governance, providing insights for scholars and policymakers alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107527621
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 02/02/2017
Pages: 286
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

Shahar Hameiri is senior lecturer in international politics and research fellow at the Asia Research Centre in the School of Management and Governance at Murdoch University, Western Australia. He is the author of Regulating Statehood: State Transformation and the Changing Global Order (2010).

Lee Jones is Senior Lecturer in the School of Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary, University of London, and Research Associate in the Asia Research Centre at Murdoch University, Australia. He is the author of ASEAN, Sovereignty and Intervention in Southeast Asia (2012).

Table of Contents

Part I. Theory: 1. Security and governance: existing approaches; 2. The state transformation approach; Part II. Case Studies: 3. Governing transboundary pollution: Southeast Asia's haze; 4. Governing infectious disease: H5N1 avian influenza in Southeast Asia; 5. Governing transnational crime: securitisation and the global anti-money-laundering regime.

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