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Contemporary Security Studies

Edited by James Gow, Rachel Kerr

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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. International Law, Security and Ethics

    Policy Challenges in the post-9/11 World

    Edited by Aidan Hehir, Natasha Kuhrt, Andrew Mumford

    Series: Contemporary Security Studies

    This book examines the different ways in which the laws governing the use of force and the conduct of warfare have become subject to intense scrutiny and contestation since the initiation of the war on terror. Since the end of the Cold War, the nature of security challenges has changed radically...

    Published October 28th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Controlling the Weapons of War

    Politics, Persuasion, and the Prohibition of Inhumanity

    By Brian Rappert

    Series: Contemporary Security Studies

    A fresh examination of the ethical and intellectual issues and dilemmas associated with attempts to establish formal humanitarian limits on weaponry. This new study considers how governments, non-governmental organizations, academics, political commentators and others have responded to...

    Published October 24th 2013 by Routledge

  9. 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 October 8th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Multipolarity in the 21st Century

    A New World Order

    Edited by Donette Murray, David Brown

    Series: Contemporary Security Studies

    This book seeks to help shape the debate surrounding power and polarity in the twenty-first century, both by assessing the likelihood of US decline and by analysing what each of the so-called 'rising powers' can do. As the twenty-first century moves out of its first decade, American supremacy...

    Published October 6th 2013 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Countering the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction: NATO and EU Options in the Mediterranean and the Middle East
    By Thanos P. Dokos
    To Be Published August 14th 2014
  2. Ethics, Technology and the American Way of War: Cruise Missiles and US Security Policy
    By Reuben E. Brigety II
    To Be Published August 14th 2014
  3. Understanding NATO in the 21st Century: Alliance Strategies, Security and Global Governance
    Edited by Graeme P. Herd, John Kriendler
    To Be Published September 25th 2014
  4. The US, NATO and Military Burden-Sharing
    By Stephen J. Cimbala, Peter Forster
    To Be Published October 31st 2014
  5. Reconstructing Afghanistan: Civil-Military Experiences in Comparative Perspective
    Edited by William Maley, Susanne Schmeidl
    To Be Published December 3rd 2014
  6. Strategic Narratives, Public Opinion and War: Winning domestic support for military missions in Afghanistan
    Edited by Beatrice de Graaf, George Dimitriu, Jens Ringsmose
    To Be Published January 30th 2015
  7. Liberal Wars: Anglo-American Strategy, Ideology and Practice
    Edited by Alan Cromartie
    To Be Published March 30th 2015
  8. US Collective Memory, Intervention and Vietnam: The Cultural Politics of US Foreign Policy since 1969
    By David Ryan
    To Be Published May 30th 2015
  9. Russian Imperialism Revisited: Neo-Empire, State Interests and Hegemonic Power
    By Domitilla Sagramoso
    To Be Published May 30th 2015
  10. Global Power Relations in the 21st Century: Mapping a multipolar world
    Edited by Donette Murray, David Brown
    To Be Published June 29th 2015

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