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Contemporary Security Studies

Edited by James Gow, Rachel Kerr

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  1. 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 October 31st 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 11th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 14th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Ethics, Technology and the American Way of War

    Cruise Missiles and US Security Policy

    By Reuben E. Brigety II

    Series: Contemporary Security Studies

    A new investigation into how the advent of precision-guided munitions affects the likelihood of US policy makers to use force. As such, this is an inquiry into the impact of ethics, strategy and military technology on the decision calculus of national leaders. Following the first Gulf War in...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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 16th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Truth Recovery and Transitional Justice

    Deferring human rights issues

    By Iosif Kovras

    Series: Contemporary Security Studies

    This book investigates why some societies defer transitional justice issues after successful democratic consolidation. Despite democratisation, the exhumation of mass graves containing the victims from the violence in Cyprus (1963-1974) and the Spanish civil war (1936-1939) was delayed until the...

    Published May 1st 2014 by Routledge

  7. Crime-Terror Alliances and the State

    Ethnonationalist and Islamist Challenges to Regional Security

    By Lyubov Grigorova Mincheva, Ted Robert Gurr

    Series: Contemporary Security Studies

    This book examines the trans-border connections between militant and criminal networks and the relationship between these and the states in which they operate. "Unholy alliances" is a term used to describe hybrid trans-border militant and criminal networks that pose serious threats to security in...

    Published December 5th 2013 by Routledge

  8. European Homeland Security

    A European Strategy in the Making?

    Edited by Christian Kaunert, Sarah Léonard, Patryk Pawlak

    Series: Contemporary Security Studies

    This book examines the processes and factors shaping the development of homeland security policies in the European Union (EU), within the wider context of European integration. The EU functions in a complex security environment, with perceived security threats from Islamist terrorists, migration...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  9. The EU, the UN and Collective Security

    Making Multilateralism Effective

    Edited by Joachim Krause, Natalino Ronzitti

    Series: Contemporary Security Studies

    This book examines the effectiveness of multilateralism in ensuring collective security and, in particular, the EU’s role in this process. In 1992, shortly after the end of the Cold War, a Security Council Summit in New York reaffirmed the salience of the system of collective security and stated...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Transatlantic Relations in the 21st Century

    Europe, America and the Rise of the Rest

    By Erwan Lagadec

    Series: Contemporary Security Studies

    This book offers an overview of the interface between European integration, transatlantic relations, and the 'rise of the rest' in the early 21st century. The collapse of the Soviet bloc opened up an era in which the drivers and perceived benefits of the US alliance among European countries have...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge