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Contemporary Security Studies

Edited by James Gow, Rachel Kerr

This series focuses on new research across the spectrum of international peace and security, in an era where each year throws up multiple examples of conflicts that present new security challenges in the world around them.

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1-10 of 113 results in Contemporary Security Studies
  1. The NATO Intervention in Libya

    Lessons learned from the campaign

    Edited by Kjell Engelbrekt, Marcus Mohlin, Charlotte Wagnsson

    Series: Contemporary Security Studies

    This book explores ‘lessons learned’ from the military intervention in Libya by examining key aspects of the 2011 NATO campaign. NATO’s intervention in Libya had unique features, rendering it unlikely to serve as a model for action in other situations. There was an explicit UN Security Council...

    Published June 9th 2015 by Routledge

  2. The US, NATO and Military Burden-Sharing

    By Stephen J. Cimbala, Peter Forster

    Series: Contemporary Security Studies

    This study establishes that the political, economic and military-technological changes that transform the international system also alter the way in which a state views its and others' responsibilities and burdens for responding to international crises. It assesses the distribution of the costs of...

    Published May 8th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Ethics and the Laws of War

    The Moral Justification of Legal Norms

    By Antony Lamb

    Series: Contemporary Security Studies

    This book is an examination of the permissions, prohibitions and obligations found in just war theory, and the moral grounds for laws concerning war. Pronouncing an action or course of actions to be prohibited, permitted or obligatory by just war theory does not thereby establish the moral grounds...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Militancy and Violence in West Africa

    Religion, politics and radicalisation

    Edited by James Gow, Funmi Olonisakin, Ernst Dijxhoorn

    Series: Contemporary Security Studies

    This volume provides a systematic and cross-regional analysis of radicalisation, militancy and violence in West Africa. Concern about terrorism in, or from, West Africa, has been recognised in academic research, and the adoption of militarised approaches to addressing it questioned. However, the...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Liberal Wars

    Anglo-American Strategy, Ideology and Practice

    Edited by Alan Cromartie

    Series: Contemporary Security Studies

    This book addresses the relationship between the 'liberal' values of Anglo-Saxon cultures and the way that they conduct themselves when they are fighting - or preparing to fight - wars. The United States and the United Kingdom are characterised by a consensus that their social and political...

    Published April 24th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Strategic Narratives, Public Opinion and War

    Winning domestic support for the Afghan War

    Edited by Beatrice De Graaf, George Dimitriu, Jens Ringsmose

    Series: Contemporary Security Studies

    This volume explores the way governments endeavoured to build and maintain public support for the war in Afghanistan, combining new insights on the effects of strategic narratives with an exhaustive series of case studies. In contemporary wars, with public opinion impacting heavily on outcomes,...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Reconstructing Afghanistan

    Civil-Military Experiences in Comparative Perspective

    Edited by William Maley, Susanne Schmeidl

    Series: Contemporary Security Studies

    This book identifies some of the main lessons for civil-military interactions that can be derived from the experiences of Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRTs) in Afghanistan. The book has three main themes. Firstly, the volume analyses why the ways in which civil and military actors interact in...

    Published December 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  8. Understanding NATO in the 21st Century

    Alliance Strategies, Security and Global Governance

    Edited by Graeme P. Herd, John Kriendler

    Series: Contemporary Security Studies

    Understanding NATO in the 21st Century enhances existing strategic debates and clarifies thinking as to the direction and scope of NATO’s potential evolution in the 21st century. The book seeks to identify the possible contours and trade-offs embedded within a potential third "Transatlantic Bargain...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Countering the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction

    NATO and EU Options in the Mediterranean and the Middle East

    By Thanos P. Dokos

    Series: Contemporary Security Studies

    As counter-profileration is expected to become the central element in the new national security policy of the US, such actions will constitute a central element of every major international conflict in the first decades of the 21st century. One of the most important geostrategic phenomena of the...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Military Transformation and Strategy

    Revolutions in Military Affairs and Small States

    Edited by Bernard Loo

    Series: Contemporary Security Studies

    This book explores the idea of a ‘revolution in military affairs’ (RMA), which underpins the transformational agenda of the US military, and examines its implications for smaller states. The strategic studies literature on the RMA tends to be American-centric and directed towards the strategic...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge