|Publisher:||Macmillan Education UK|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Jack Holland is Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Surrey, UK. His research is on critical approaches to foreign and security policy, with a focus on the US, UK and Australia after 9/11. He is the author of Selling the War on Terror (Routledge, 2013) and co-editor of Obama's Foreign Policy (Routledge, 2014). He has published articles in the European Journal of International Relations, International Political Sociology, British Journal of Politics and International Relations, Critical Studies on Terrorism, Critical Studies on Security, Australian Journal of Political Science, Politics, and Millennium Journal of International Studies.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction.- 2. What Is Security?.- 3. What Can We Know About Security?.- 4. How Can We Study Security?.- 5. Security For Whom Or For What?.- 6. Security From Whom Or From What? The Changing Nature Of War.- 7. Security From Whom Or From What? New Security Challenges.- 8. Is Security Possible?.- 9. Is Security Desirable?.- 10. Conclusion.
What People are Saying About This
A refreshing engagement with the powerful and ubiquitous concept of security from a critical perspective. Managing to remain theoretically sophisticated, empirically detailed and accessible throughout, this book will be a vital resource for students and researchers of security in international relations, from two of the most promising researchers in the area.' – Matt McDonald, University of Queensland, Australia
'Impressively comprehensive, deeply knowledgeable, scrupulously fair, and consistently insightful – this book is one of the very best introductions to security studies.' – Anthony Burke, UNSW, Australia
'This is a thoughtfully conceptualized, carefully argued textbook with a probing quality that competing volumes lack. Students will acquire state-of-the-art knowledge of security studies, and conceptual tools to engage in critical reflection on peace and war, terrorism, human security, and other relevant phenomena.' – Kjell Engelbrekt, Swedish National Defence College
'This stimulating text offers a genuinely fresh and interdisciplinary approach to the study of security. By asking the big questions, it breaks out of the straitjacket of the sectoral approach typical of other recent texts.' – Michael Sheehan, Swansea University, UK