Routledge – 2015 – 256 pages
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; with pedagogical features such as boxes, key points, further reading and student questions.
Key theories and concepts are presented in the introductory chapters, and applied to the case-studies and empirical examples in subsequent chapters. Its strong empirical dimension allows it to illustrate contemporary international security problems and issues.
The book will be essential reading for upper-level students of international or global security studies, and recommended reading for students of strategic studies, war and conflict studies, terrorism studies and IR in general.
1. Introduction Part 1: Theories and Approaches 2. Theories about International Security 3. Globalisation and International Security Part 2: Contemporary Security Issues 4. Humanitarian Intervention 5. International Terrorism 6. Nuclear Proliferation Part 3: Regional Security 7. The Middle East 8. Russia, Eurasia and Energy Security 9. China and East Asia 10. Human Security and ‘New Wars’ Part 4: Conclusion 11. Conflict and Cooperation in the Twenty-First Century