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  • Author(s)Alan Collins
  • Edition5
  • Published20th December 2018
  • PublisherOxford University Press UK
  • ISBN9780198804109
  • University course codes
    • Curtin University:POLS5000 - Foundations Of International Security
With in-depth coverage of a wide range of issues, from terrorism, inter-state conflict, and nuclear deterrence to environmental security, health, and organized crime,  Contemporary Security Studies is the definitive introduction to security studies. Bringing together leading scholars, it provides a student-friendly guide to traditional and critical theoretical approaches, as well the most important issues that dominate the modern security agenda. Throughout the text, students are encouraged to question their own preconceptions and to use their own judgement to critically evaluate key approaches and ideas. To help them achieve this, each chapter is punctuated with helpful learning features including 'Key Ideas', 'Think Points' and case studies, which demonstrate the real world applications, relevance, and implications of the theory. New to This Edition:A new chapter on regime security provides important insights on the insecurities confronting many regimes in the developing world.New content on liberal internationalism provides greater depth of coverage of international security cooperation and governance.A revised Chapter 8 on poststructuralism builds on students' understanding of critical approaches to security.Every chapter has been updated to reflect current political issues and developments in world affairs, such as the Trump presidency, the conflict in Syria, and new cyber security threats.The book is supported by online resources designed to help students take their learning further.This title is available as an eBook. Please contact your Sales and Learning Resource Consultant for more information.
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