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PRIO New Security Studies


The aim of this book series is to gather state-of-the-art theoretical reflection and empirical research into a core set of volumes that respond vigorously and dynamically to new challenges to security studies scholarship.

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11-20 of 21 results in PRIO New Security Studies
  1. Securitization, Accountability and Risk Management

    Transforming the Public Security Domain

    Edited by Karin Svedberg Helgesson, Ulrika Mörth

    Series: PRIO New Security Studies

    This edited volume examines the reconstitution of the public security domain since the 9/11 attacks, focusing on the banking sector and anti-money laundering (AML) activity in particular. Since the inception of the ‘Financial Action Taskforce’ (FATF) in 1989, AML has been viewed as a global problem...

    Published May 31st 2013 by Routledge

  2. Commercialising Security in Europe

    Political Consequences for Peace Operations

    Edited by Anna Leander

    Series: PRIO New Security Studies

    This book examines the political consequences of European security commercialisation through increased reliance on private military and security companies (PMSCs). The role of commercial security in the domestic setting in Europe is widely acknowledged; after all, the biggest private security...

    Published February 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  3. Politics of Catastrophe

    Genealogies of the Unknown

    By Claudia Aradau, Rens Van Munster

    Series: PRIO New Security Studies

    This book argues that catastrophe is a particular way of governing future events – such as terrorism, climate change or pandemics – which we cannot predict but which may strike suddenly, without warning, and cause irreversible damage. At a time where catastrophe increasingly functions as a...

    Published April 17th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Critical Perspectives on Human Security

    Rethinking Emancipation and Power in International Relations

    Edited by David Chandler, Nik Hynek

    Series: PRIO New Security Studies

    This new book presents critical approaches towards Human Security, which has become one of the key areas for policy and academic debate within Security Studies and IR. The Human Security paradigm has had considerable significance for academics, policy-makers and practitioners. Under the rubric of...

    Published March 21st 2012 by Routledge

  5. Security, the Environment and Emancipation

    Contestation over Environmental Change

    By Matt McDonald

    Series: PRIO New Security Studies

    This book offers an examination of the role of emancipation in the study and practice of security, focusing on the issue of environmental change. The end of the Cold War created a context in which traditional approaches to security could be systematically questioned. This period also saw a...

    Published August 24th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Security, Risk and the Biometric State

    Governing Borders and Bodies

    By Benjamin J. Muller

    Series: PRIO New Security Studies

    This book examines a series of questions associated with the increasing application and implications of biometrics in contemporary everyday life. In the wake of the events of 9/11, the reliance on increasingly sophisticated and invasive technologies across a burgeoning field of applications has...

    Published February 28th 2011 by Routledge

  7. The Ethical Subject of Security

    Geopolitical Reason and the Threat Against Europe

    By J. Peter Burgess

    Series: PRIO New Security Studies

    While critical security studies largely concentrates on objects of security, this book focuses on the subject position from which ‘securitization’ and other security practices take place. First, it argues that the modern subject itself emerges and is sustained as a function of security and...

    Published February 7th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Feminist Security Studies

    A Narrative Approach

    By Annick T. R. Wibben

    Series: PRIO New Security Studies

    This book rethinks security theory from a feminist perspective – uniquely, it engages feminism, security, and strategic studies to provide a distinct feminist approach to security studies. The volume explicitly works toward an opening up of security studies that would allow for feminist (and other...

    Published December 15th 2010 by Routledge

  9. Securitization Theory

    How Security Problems Emerge and Dissolve

    Edited by Thierry Balzacq

    Series: PRIO New Security Studies

    This volume aims to provide a new framework for the analysis of securitization processes, increasing our understanding of how security issues emerge, evolve and dissolve. Securitisation theory has become one of the key components of security studies and IR courses in recent years, and this book...

    Published August 9th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Security and Global Governmentality

    Globalization, Governance and the State

    Edited by Miguel de Larrinaga, Marc G. Doucet

    Series: PRIO New Security Studies

    This book examines global governance through Foucaultian notions of governmentality and security, as well as the complex intersections between the two. The volume explores how Foucault's understanding of the general economy of power in modern society allows us to consider the connection of two...

    Published May 19th 2010 by Routledge