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PRIO New Security Studies

Edited by J PETER BURGESS

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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1-10 of 21 results in PRIO New Security Studies
  1. Security, Technology and Global Politics

    Thinking with Virilio

    By Mark Lacy

    Series: PRIO New Security Studies

    This book analyses some of the key problems explored in Paul Virilio’s theorising on war and security. Paul Virilio has developed a provocative series of writings on how modern societies have shaped the acceleration of military/security technologies – and how technologies of security and...

    Published May 31st 2015 by Routledge

  2. Security Expertise

    Practice, Power, Responsibility

    Edited by Trine Villumsen Berling, Christian Bueger

    Series: PRIO New Security Studies

    This volume brings together scholars from different fields to explore the power, consequences and everyday practices of security expertise. Expertise mediates between different forms of knowledge: scientific and technological, legal, economic and political knowledge. This book offers the first...

    Published April 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  3. Security, Emancipation and the Politics of Health

    A New Theoretical Perspective

    By Joao Nunes

    Series: PRIO New Security Studies

    This book develops a new theoretical framework for the study of security issues and applies this to the case of health. Building on the work of the ‘Welsh School’ of Security Studies, and drawing on contributions from the wider critical security literature, the book provides an emancipatory...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Biopolitics of Security

    A Political Analytic of Finitude

    By Michael Dillon

    Series: PRIO New Security Studies

    Taking its inspiration from Michel Foucault, this volume of essays integrates the analysis of security into the study of modern political and cultural theory. Explaining how both politics and security are differently problematised by changing accounts of time, the work shows how, during the course...

    Published January 29th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Conflict Resolution and Ontological Security

    Peace Anxieties

    Edited by Bahar Rumelili

    Series: PRIO New Security Studies

    This volume highlights the ways in which the prospect of peace can generate anxieties and consequently set in motion social and political processes that reproduce and reactivate conflicts. In analysing this issue, the volume builds on the notion of ontological security and its recent applications...

    Published January 12th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Contesting Security

    Strategies and Logics

    Edited by Thierry Balzacq

    Series: PRIO New Security Studies

    Contesting Security investigates to what extent the ‘logic of security’, which underpins securitization, can be contained, rolled back or dismantled. Featuring legitimacy as a cement of security practices, this volume presents a detailed account of the "logic" which sustains security in order to...

    Published November 26th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Governing Borders and Security

    The Politics of Connectivity and Dispersal

    Edited by Catarina Kinnvall, Ted Svensson

    Series: PRIO New Security Studies

    This book explores and maps the relationship between borders, security and global governance. Theoretically, the book seeks to establish to what degree, and in what ways, traditional notions of borders, security and (global) governance are being eroded, undermined and contested in the context of a...

    Published September 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  8. Critical Security and Chinese Politics

    The Anti-Falungong Campaign

    By Juha A. Vuori

    Series: PRIO New Security Studies

    This book examines how critical approaches to security developed in Europe can be used to investigate a Chinese security issue - the case of the Falungong. The past few decades have produced a rich field of theoretical approaches to ‘security’ in Europe. In this book, the security-specific notions...

    Published August 8th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Transnational Companies and Security Governance

    Hybrid Practices in a Postcolonial World

    By Jana Hönke

    Series: PRIO New Security Studies

    This book investigates governance practiced by non-state actors. It analyses how multinational mining companies protect their sites in fragile contexts and what that tells us about political ordering 'beyond' the state. Based on extensive primary research in the Democratic Republic of Congo,...

    Published July 4th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Citizenship and Security

    The Constitution of Political Being

    Edited by Xavier Guillaume, Jef Huysmans

    Series: PRIO New Security Studies

    This book engages the intense relationship between citizenship and security in modern politics. It focuses on questions of citizenship in security analysis in order to critically evaluate how political being is and can be constituted in relation to securitising practices. In light of contemporary...

    Published July 15th 2013 by Routledge