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New and Published Books

  1. Gender, Peace and Security

    Implementing UN Security Council Resolution 1325

    Edited by Louise Olsson, Theodora-Ismene Gizelis

    Series: Routledge Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution

    This volume explores the implementation of key gender policies in international peace and security, following the adoption of UN Security Council resolution 1325 in October 2000, the first thematic resolution on Women, Peace and Security. How should we understand women’s participation in peace...

    Published April 24th 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. Biopolitics, Governmentality and Humanitarianism

    'Caring' for the Population in Afghanistan and Belarus

    By Volha Piotukh

    Series: Routledge Critical Security Studies

    This book critically analyses the changing role and nature of post-Cold War humanitarianism, using Foucault's theories of biopolitics and governmentality. It offers a compelling and insightful interpretation of the policies and practices associated with ‘new humanitarianism in general, as well as...

    Published April 15th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Discourses and Practices of Terrorism

    Interrogating Terror

    Edited by Bob Brecher, Mark Devenney

    This interdisciplinary book investigates the consequences of the language of terror for our lives in democratic societies. The approach of this book is in direct contrast with those that either view terrorism simplistically, as a clear reality threatening democratic society and thus requiring...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Mapping Transatlantic Security Relations

    The EU, Canada and the War on Terror

    Edited by Mark B. Salter

    This book examines how legal, political, and rights discourses, security policies and practices migrate and translate across the North Atlantic. The complex relationship between liberty and security has been fundamentally recast and contested in liberal democracies since the start of the 'global...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Human Security in East Asia

    Challenges for Collaborative Action

    Edited by Sorpong Peou

    Series: Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

    Since the end of the Cold War the number of interstate wars has remained relatively low, although whilst states may be more secure than ever this does not mean that individual human beings are too. This has led to a growing recognition of the importance of human security, in contrast to the...

    Published April 7th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Empire Within

    International Hierarchy and its Imperial Laboratories of Governance

    By Alexander D Barder

    Series: Interventions

    This book explores the reverberating impacts between historical and contemporary imperial laboratories and their metropoles through three case studies concerning violence, surveillance and political economy. The invasions of Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2003 forced the United States to...

    Published March 19th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Migration and Security in the Global Age

    Diaspora Communities and Conflict

    By Feargal Cochrane

    Series: Routledge Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution

    This book is an interdisciplinary examination of several interconnecting aspects of migrant communities in the context of contemporary conflict and security. The book illustrates that within this globalised world, migrants have become key actors, living in the spaces between states, as well as...

    Published March 9th 2015 by Routledge

  9. 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

  10. International Security Studies

    Theory and Practice

    By Peter Hough, Shahin Malik, Andrew Moran, Bruce Pilbeam

    This new textbook provides students with a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the subject of security studies, with a strong emphasis on the use of case studies. In addition to presenting the major theoretical perspectives, the book examines a range of important and controversial topics...

    Published February 19th 2015 by Routledge