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  1. 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 21st 2013 by Routledge

  2. 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 January 18th 2012 by Routledge

  3. 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 February 9th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 21st 2011 by Routledge

  5. Biopolitics of Security in the 21st Century

    A Political Analytic of Finitude

    By Michael Dillon

    Series: PRIO New Security Studies

    This book is a volume of essays on the Biopolitics of Security in the 21st Century, by Professor Mick Dillon. It is at first of its kind in that no other study currently available covers the same field of research with the same degree of innovation. There is clearly growing attention to biopolitics...

    To Be Published November 29th 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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 May 3rd 2011 by Routledge

  7. Militarism, Gender and (In)Security

    Biopolitical Technologies of Security and the War on Terror

    By Cristina Masters

    Series: PRIO New Security Studies

    This book examines the biopolitical fetishisation of technology in contemporary practices of war, and thus explores how masculinity is being rearticulated within the context of US militarism. More specifically, it explores the ethico-political possibilities of technology and the attending...

    To Be Published October 30th 2014 by Routledge

  8. 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 6th 2011 by Routledge

  9. 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 14th 2010 by Routledge

  10. 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 8th 2010 by Routledge

  11. 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 July 21st 2010 by Routledge

  12. 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 18th 2010 by Routledge

  13. 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 17th 2010 by Routledge

  14. The Geopolitics of American Insecurity

    Terror, Power and Foreign Policy

    Edited by Francois Debrix, Mark Lacy

    Series: PRIO New Security Studies

    This edited volume examines the political, social, and cultural insecurities that the United States is faced with in the aftermath of its post-9/11 foreign policy and military ventures. The contributors critically detail the new strategies and ideologies of control, governance, and hegemony America...

    Published December 16th 2008 by Routledge