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New International Security Titles Published January to March 2011

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A selection of our new titles published in International Security this month. Highlights include titles by J. Peter Burgess, Alex Schmid and Paul Wilkinson amongst others.

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  1. The Ethical Subject of Security

    Geopolitical Reason and the Threat Against Europe

    By J. Peter Burgess

    Series: PRIO New Security Studies

    While critical security studies largely concentrates on objects of security, this book focuses on the subject position from which ‘securitization’ and other security practices take place. First, it argues that the modern subject itself emerges and is sustained as a function of security and...

    Published February 7th 2011 by Routledge

  2. Terrorism Versus Democracy

    The Liberal State Response, 3rd Edition

    By Paul Wilkinson

    Series: Political Violence

    This book examines the terrorist networks that operate globally and analyses the long-term future of terrorism and terrorist-backed insurgencies. Terrorism remains a serious problem for the international community. The global picture does not indicate that the ‘war on terror’, which President...

    Published January 27th 2011 by Routledge

  3. The Routledge Handbook of Terrorism Research

    Edited by Alex P. Schmid

    This major new Handbook synthesises more than two decades of scholarly research, and provides a comprehensive overview of the field of terrorism studies. The content of the Handbook is based on the responses to a questionnaire by nearly 100 experts from more than 20 countries as well as the...

    Published February 24th 2011 by Routledge

  4. Security Studies

    A Reader

    Edited by Christopher W. Hughes, Yew Meng Lai

    This reader brings together key contributions from many of the leading scholars in the field, offering students an informed overview of the most significant work in security studies. The editors chart the development of the key theoretical and empirical debates in security studies in the Cold War...

    Published February 18th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Ethics As Foreign Policy

    Britain, The EU and the Other

    By Dan Bulley

    Series: Interventions

    Ethical foreign policy has often been considered utopian, unrealistic and potentially very dangerous. Dan Bulley argues for a reconceptualisation of ethics as foreign policy, as both look to how we can, and ought to, relate to others. Inspired by the deconstructive thought of Jacques Derrida,...

    Published March 1st 2011 by Routledge

  6. Sovereignty and the Limits of the Liberal Imagination

    By Scott G Nelson

    This volume examines and critiques several of the classical theoretical foundations of domestic and international organization, concentrating on the contestable conceptions of community, order, justice, freedom, responsibility and wealth developed by the major political theorists of the modern...

    Published April 1st 2011 by Routledge

  7. Dealing with Failed States

    Crossing Analytic Boundaries

    Edited by Harvey Starr

    With the ever-increasing interdependence across individuals, groups, international organizations, and nation-states an increasingly significant policy concern in the contemporary turbulent world of globalization is the question of state failure. There has been a growing academic interest in the...

    Published October 6th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Transitional Justice, Peace and Accountability

    Outreach and the Role of International Courts after Conflict

    By Jessica Lincoln

    Series: Contemporary Security Studies

    The book looks at the outreach and communication strategies employed by internationalised courts to try to understand the wider impact of international justice. This book critically examines the role of outreach within international justice focusing specifically on the role of outreach at the...

    Published March 24th 2011 by Routledge

  9. The Empire of Security and the Safety of the People

    Edited by William Bain

    Series: Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics

    This is an accessible new examination of what ‘security’ means today, contextualizing the term amongst other key ideas, such as the nation state, diplomacy, war and autonomy. By exploring the many differing conceptions of security, this study clearly explains how the idea of security in...

    Published March 30th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Causes and Consequences of Nuclear Proliferation

    Edited by Robert Rauchhaus, Matthew Kroenig, Erik Gartzke

    Series: Routledge Global Security Studies

    This book offers valuable insights into the causes and consequences of nuclear proliferation. Through the development of new datasets and the application of cutting edge research methods, contributors to this volume significantly advance the frontiers of research on nuclear weapons. Essays in this...

    Published April 26th 2011 by Routledge

  11. Exceptionalism and the Politics of Counter-Terrorism

    Liberty, Security and the War on Terror

    By Andrew W. Neal

    Series: Routledge Studies in Liberty and Security

    This book is an analysis and critique of the concepts of ‘exception’ and ‘exceptionalism’ in the context of the politics of liberty and security in the so-called ‘War on Terror’. Since the destruction of the World Trade Centre on September 11th 2001, a notable transformation has occurred in...

    Published March 24th 2011 by Routledge

  12. International Law, Security and Ethics

    Policy Challenges in the post-9/11 World

    Edited by Aidan Hehir, Natasha Kuhrt, Andrew Mumford

    Series: Contemporary Security Studies

    This book examines the different ways in which the laws governing the use of force and the conduct of warfare have become subject to intense scrutiny and contestation since the initiation of the war on terror. Since the end of the Cold War, the nature of security challenges has changed radically...

    Published April 19th 2011 by Routledge

  13. Deterrence During Disarmament

    Deep Nuclear Reductions and International Security

    By James Acton

    There is a broad sense in both Russia and the United States that deep nuclear reductions—a goal endorsed by both governments—would constitute a risky step into the unknown and could undermine international security. However, until now, the reasons behind these concerns—and whether they are...

    Published March 18th 2011 by Routledge

  14. Statebuilding and Police Reform

    The Freedom of Security

    By Barry J. Ryan

    Series: Routledge Studies in Intervention and Statebuilding

    This book explores how and why police reform became an international phenomenon in the era of statebuilding that followed the end of the Cold War. Police reform has become an indispensible element in the spread of liberal democracy. Policing is distinguished by its ability to combine reasonable...

    Published March 25th 2011 by Routledge

  15. The End of the Cold War and The Third World

    New Perspectives on Regional Conflict

    Edited by Artemy Kalinovsky, Sergey Radchenko

    Series: Cold War History

    This book brings together recent research on the end of the Cold War in the Third World and engages with ongoing debates about regional conflicts, the role of great powers in the developing world, and the role of international actors in conflict resolution. Most of the recent scholarship on the...

    Published April 1st 2011 by Routledge

  16. Security, Risk and the Biometric State

    Governing Borders and Bodies

    By Benjamin J. Muller

    Series: PRIO New Security Studies

    This book examines a series of questions associated with the increasing application and implications of biometrics in contemporary everyday life. In the wake of the events of 9/11, the reliance on increasingly sophisticated and invasive technologies across a burgeoning field of applications has...

    Published February 28th 2011 by Routledge

  17. Critical Perspectives on the Responsibility to Protect

    Interrogating Theory and Practice

    Edited by Philip Cunliffe

    Series: Routledge Studies in Intervention and Statebuilding

    This edited volume critically examines the widely supported doctrine of the 'Responsibility to Protect', and investigates the claim that it embodies progressive values in international politics. Since the United Nations World Summit of 2005, a remarkable consensus has emerged in support of the...

    Published April 4th 2011 by Routledge

  18. The Organization of European Security Governance

    Internal and External Security in Transition

    By Ursula C. Schroeder

    Series: Security and Governance

    The Organization of European Security Governance investigates what impact the changing nature of security challenges has had on the organization of security governance in Europe. As the most pervasive security challenges today are difficult to classify as either internal or external, the...

    Published March 25th 2011 by Routledge

  19. State Sovereignty and Intervention

    A Discourse Analysis of Interventionary and Non-Interventionary Practices in Kosovo and Algeria

    By Helle Malmvig

    Series: New International Relations

    This new volume shows how state sovereignty is more fluid and contested than is usually appreciated within both conventional and constructivist literature. Whereas previous constructivist works have investigated the temporal contingency of state sovereignty, the spatial contingency of this...

    Published February 15th 2011 by Routledge

  20. The Securitization of Migration

    A Study of Movement and Order

    By Philippe Bourbeau

    Series: Security and Governance

    The international movement of people is provoking worldwide anxiety and apprehension. Nation-states around the globe, especially Western ones, are cracking down on migration for security reasons. International migration has become a key security issue and is perceived, by some, as an existential...

    Published March 17th 2011 by Routledge

  21. Rethinking the Liberal Peace

    External Models and Local Alternatives

    Edited by Shahrbanou Tadjbakhsh

    Series: Cass Series on Peacekeeping

    This book presents a critical analysis of the liberal peace project and offers possible alternatives and models. In the past decade, the model used for reconstructing societies after conflicts has been based on liberal assumptions about the pacifiying effects of 'open markets' and 'open societies'....

    Published March 4th 2011 by Routledge

  22. Corruption and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

    Selling the Peace?

    Edited by Dominik Zaum, Christine Cheng

    Series: Cass Series on Peacekeeping

    This edited volume explores and evaluates the roles of corruption in post-conflict peacebuilding. The problem of corruption has become increasingly important in war to peace transitions, eroding confidence in new democratic institutions, undermining economic development, diverting scarce public...

    Published August 16th 2011 by Routledge

  23. Evaluating Counterterrorism Performance

    A Comparative Study

    By Beatrice de Graaf

    Series: Contemporary Terrorism Studies

    This book offers a new model for measuring the success and impact of counterterrorism strategies, using four comparative historical case studies. The effectiveness of counterterrorism measures is hard to assess, especially since the social impact of terrorist attacks is a fundamental and complex...

    Published March 11th 2011 by Routledge

  24. Women Suicide Bombers

    Narratives of Violence

    By V. G. Julie Rajan

    Series: Routledge Critical Terrorism Studies

    This book offers an evaluation of female suicide bombers through postcolonial, Third World, feminist, and human-rights framework, drawing on case studies from conflicts in Palestine, Sri Lanka, and Chechnya, among others. Women Suicide Bombers explores why cultural, media and political reports...

    Published April 18th 2011 by Routledge

  25. US Counter-Terrorism Strategy and al-Qaeda

    Signalling and the Terrorist World-View

    By Joshua A. Geltzer

    Series: Contemporary Security Studies

    This book examines the communicative aspects and implications of US counter-terrorist policies towards al-Qaeda. Recent US counter-terrorist strategy has been largely based upon projecting certain perceptions of America as an actor to those drawn to al-Qaeda, and this book investigates in what...

    Published April 15th 2011 by Routledge