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New and Published Books

  1. Ethics and Global Security

    A cosmopolitan approach

    By Anthony Burke, Katrina Lee-Koo, Matt McDonald

    Series: Routledge Critical Security Studies

    This book will be the first systematic examination of the role that ethics plays in international security in both theory and practice, and offers the reader a concrete ethics for global security. Questions of morality and ethics have long been central to global security, from the death camps,...

    Published July 7th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Transnational Companies and Security Governance

    Hybrid Practices in a Postcolonial World

    By Jana Hönke

    Series: PRIO New Security Studies

    This book examines non-state governance in areas of limited statehood by looking at the security practices of multinational companies. It investigates the everyday security practices of mining companies in Subsaharan Africa to illustrate a much broader and highly relevant phenomenon: hybrid...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Introduction to Crowd Science

    By G. Keith Still

    Demonstrates Real-World Case Studies from a Range of Event Sites Introduction to Crowd Science examines the growing rate of crowd-related accidents and incidents around the world. Using tools, methods, and worked examples gleaned from over 20 years of experience, this text provides an...

    Published June 29th 2014 by CRC Press

  4. The Making of Terrorism in Pakistan

    Historical and Social Roots of Extremism

    By Eamon Murphy

    Series: Routledge Critical Terrorism Studies

    This book explains the origins and nature of terrorism in Pakistan and examines the social, political and economic factors that have contributed to the rise of political violence there. Since 9/11, the state of Pakistan has come to be regarded as the epicentre of terrorist activity committed in...

    Published June 29th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Selling the War on Terror

    Foreign Policy Discourses after 9/11

    By Jack Holland

    Series: Routledge Critical Terrorism Studies

    This book uses a comparative analysis to examine foreign policy discourses and the dynamics of the ‘War on Terror'. The book considers the three principal members of the Coalition of the Willing in Afghanistan and Iraq: the United States, Britain and Australia. Despite significant cultural,...

    Published May 29th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Sovereignty as Symbolic Form

    By Jens Bartelson

    Series: Critical Issues in Global Politics

    This book is a critical inquiry into sovereignty and argues that the meaning and functions performed by this concept have changed significantly during the past decades, with profound implications for the ontological status of the state and the modus operandi of the international system as a whole....

    Published May 7th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Security Unbound

    Enacting Democratic Limits

    By Jef Huysmans

    Series: Critical Issues in Global Politics

    Security concerns have mushroomed. Increasingly numerous areas of life are governed by security policies and technologies. Security Unbound argues that when insecurities pervade how we relate to our neighbours, how we perceive international politics, how governments formulate policies, at stake is...

    Published May 5th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Resilience

    The Governance of Complexity

    By David Chandler

    Series: Critical Issues in Global Politics

    Resilience has become a central concept in government policy understandings over the last decade. In our complex, global and interconnected world, resilience appears to be the policy ‘buzzword’ of choice, alleged to be the solution to a wide and ever-growing range of policy issues. This book...

    Published April 30th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Physical Security and Environmental Protection

    By John Perdikaris

    Manage a Hazard or Threat Effectively and Prevent It from Becoming a Disaster When disaster strikes, it can present challenges to those caught off guard, leaving them to cope with the fallout. Adopting a risk management approach to addressing threats, vulnerability, and risk assessments is...

    Published April 21st 2014 by CRC Press

  10. Fictional International Relations

    Gender, Pain and Truth

    By Sungju Park-Kang

    Series: War, Politics and Experience

    This book proposes the idea of fictional International Relations (IR) and engages with feminist IR by contextualising the case of a woman spy in Korea in the Cold War. Fictional imagination and feminist IR encourage one to go beyond conventional or standard ways of thinking; it reshapes...

    Published April 21st 2014 by Routledge