Routledge Handbook of Security Studies

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Myriam Dunn Cavelty, Thierry Balzacq
Routledge, Jul 1, 2016 - History - 480 pages

This revised and updated second edition features over twenty new chapters and offers a wide-ranging collection of cutting-edge essays from leading scholars in the field of Security Studies.

The field of Security Studies has undergone significant change during the past 20 years, and is now one of the most dynamic sub-disciplines within International Relations. This second edition has been significantly updated to address contemporary and emerging security threats with chapters on organised crime, migration and security, cyber-security, energy security, the Syrian conflict and resilience, amongst many others. Comprising articles by both established and up-and-coming scholars, The Routledge Handbook of Security Studies provides a comprehensive overview of the key contemporary topics of research and debate in the field of Security Studies. The volume is divided into four main parts:

• Part I: Theoretical Approaches to Security

• Part II: Security Challenges

• Part III: Regional (In)Security

• Part IV: Security Governance

This new edition of the Handbook is a benchmark publication with major importance for both current research and the future of the field. It will be essential reading for all scholars and students of Security Studies, War and Conflict Studies, and International Relations.


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Heikki Patomäki
Barry Buzan
Juha A Vuori
Claudia Aradau and Rens van Munster
interrogating national security and drone
Ethnic and religious violence
Energy security
Pandemics and global health
counterproductive fearmongering
a state in limbo
The Syrian crisis and international security
Analysing drug violence in Mexico

lessons learned from Afghanistan
Risk and security
Security as practice
Terrorism and counterterrorism
Migration and security
Russias revival
International sanctions
Nuclear nonproliferation
Public diplomacy in a national security context
Humanitarian intervention
Global security governance
The study of crisis management
Killer robots and preventive arms control

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About the author (2016)

Myriam Dunn Cavelty is Senior Lecturer and Deputy Head of research and teaching at the Center for Security Studies (CSS), ETH Zurich, Switzerland. She is the author of Cyber-Security and Threat Politics: US Efforts to Secure the Information Age (Routledge, 2008).

Thierry Balzacq is Professor and Tocqueville Chair in International Relations at the University of Namur, Belgium, and Scientific Director at the Institute for Strategic Research at the French Ministry of Defense. His most recent books include Contesting Security (Routledge, 2014), and Traité de Relations Internationales (co-edited with F. Ramel, 2013).

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