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  1. International Security

    An Introduction

    By Adrian Hyde-Price

    This textbook introduces students to the study of contemporary international security. It is aimed at second and third year undergraduates as well as postgraduate students undertaking a taught Masters degree programme. Eschewing jargon, this textbook is clear and accessible;...

    To Be Published July 30th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Biopolitics of Security

    A Political Analytic of Finitude

    By Michael Dillon

    Series: PRIO New Security Studies

    Taking its inspiration from Michel Foucault, this volume of essays integrates the analysis of security into the study of modern political and cultural theory. Explaining how both politics and security are differently problematised by changing accounts of time, the work shows how, during the course...

    To Be Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Security Unbound

    Enacting Democratic Limits

    By Jef Huysmans

    Series: Critical Issues in Global Politics

    Security concerns have mushroomed. Increasingly numerous areas of life are governed by security policies and technologies. Security Unbound argues that when insecurities pervade how we relate to our neighbours, how we perceive international politics, how governments formulate policies, at stake is...

    Published May 6th 2014 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 17th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Feminist Security Studies

    A Narrative Approach

    By Annick T. R. Wibben

    Series: PRIO New Security Studies

    This book rethinks security theory from a feminist perspective – uniquely, it engages feminism, security, and strategic studies to provide a distinct feminist approach to security studies. The volume explicitly works toward an opening up of security studies that would allow for feminist (and other...

    Published December 14th 2010 by Routledge

  6. Securitization Theory

    How Security Problems Emerge and Dissolve

    Edited by Thierry Balzacq

    Series: PRIO New Security Studies

    This volume aims to provide a new framework for the analysis of securitization processes, increasing our understanding of how security issues emerge, evolve and dissolve. Securitisation theory has become one of the key components of security studies and IR courses in recent years, and this book...

    Published August 8th 2010 by Routledge

  7. Territory, War, and Peace

    By John A. Vasquez, Marie T. Henehan

    Series: Contemporary Security Studies

    This book presents a collection of new and updated essays on what has come to be known as the territorial explanation of war. The book argues that a key both to peace and to war lies in understanding the role territory plays as a source of conflict and inter-group violence. Of all the issues that...

    Published July 11th 2010 by Routledge

  8. Understanding Counterinsurgency

    Doctrine, operations, and challenges

    Edited by Thomas Rid, Thomas Keaney

    This textbook offers an accessible introduction to counterinsurgency operations, a key aspect of modern warfare. Featuring essays by some of the world’s leading experts on unconventional conflict, both scholars and practitioners, the book discusses how modern regular armed forces react, and should...

    Published April 15th 2010 by Routledge

  9. Gender and International Security

    Feminist Perspectives

    Edited by Laura Sjoberg

    Series: Routledge Critical Security Studies

    This book defines the relationship between gender and international security, analyzing and critiquing international security theory and practice from a gendered perspective. Gender issues have an important place in the international security landscape, but have been neglected both in the theory...

    Published October 8th 2009 by Routledge

  10. International Conflict Management

    By Michael J. Butler

    This new textbook provides students with an accessible overview of the logic, evolution, application and outcomes of the five major approaches of the growing field of international conflict management: traditional peacekeeping peace enforcement and support operations negotiation and bargaining...

    Published April 9th 2009 by Routledge

  11. Perspectives on International Security

    Speeches and Papers for the 50th Anniversary Year of the International Institute for Strategic Studies

    Edited by Alexander Nicoll, Tim Huxley

    Series: Adelphi series

    Like most years in the 50-year history of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), 2008 saw events that could have significant consequences for international relations and global balances of power. These included the election of Barack Obama as US president; the brief war in...

    Published January 31st 2009 by Routledge

  12. Security Studies

    An Introduction

    Edited by Paul D. Williams

    Security Studies is the most comprehensive textbook available on security studies. It gives students a detailed overview of the major theoretical approaches, key themes and most significant issues within security studies. Part 1 explores the main theoretical approaches currently used within the...

    Published May 25th 2008 by Routledge