Security Studies: The Basics
Routledge – 2013 – 224 pages
Series: The Basics
Traditional studies of security focused on the survival of states and the impact of wars, the development of technology and the nuclear deterrent. Since the end of the Cold War, however, a new range of threats has been added to the security lexicon and it is now common to stress that human survival is threatened not just by the use of military power by a hostile state but also by environmental damage, AIDS/HIV, water shortages, famine and plague. Security: The Basics is a concise introduction to the contemporary study of security issues and explores key questions such as:
Featuring a range of international case studies, suggestions for further reading, a glossary and notes on key thinkers, Security: The Basics is the ideal starting point for anyone interested in the study of the struggle for survival in the 21st century.
Introduction 1. Strategic Studies 2. Security Studies 3. The Critical Turn 4. 9/11: Security in the 21st Century 5. Will the future of security be like its past? 6. Reflections on the nature of security. Bibliography
Caroline Kennedy-Pipe is Professor of War Studies, and Director of the Centre for Security Studies at The University of Hull. Her research interests include contemporary war, the ethics of war and Cold War politics as well as terrorism and Russian foreign policy.