Understanding Security

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    Abstract

    This broad-ranging new text introduces a wide range of theoretical perspectives with a central focus on their application to understanding key issues in global, state and human security in the contemporary world.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationBasingstoke
    PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
    Number of pages360
    ISBN (Print)9780230291232, 9780230291249
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2014

    Bibliographical note

    A substantial peer reviewed research monograph, 175,000 words (360 pages). Currently in press. This research monograph explores and analyses the major approaches to understanding security both in theory and in the different conceptions of security in action held by states, communities and individuals. In doing this, it draws out and analyses the diverse logics of security behaviours and the limits to how security can be achieved. Based on substantial research this book brings different understandings of security into conversation with each other and explores how they are embedded and translated into differing security practices and the diverse natures of security threats and challenges. It covers a uniquely comprehensive range of key issues – from war, conflict and arms control to terrorism, human security, crime, and migration and environmental security and many others. In integrating and analysing the logics and limits of security in different fields, and their inter-relations, this book offers a novel and provocative account of security in the contemporary world.

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