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Macmillan Higher Education

Security

A Critical Introduction

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29 December 2014

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This major new text provides an accessible yet intellectually rigorous introduction to contemporary Security Studies. It focuses on eight fundamental debates relating to international security, integrating a wide range of...

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This major new text provides an accessible yet intellectually rigorous introduction to contemporary Security Studies. It focuses on eight fundamental debates relating to international security, integrating a wide range of empirical issues and theoretical approaches within its critical interrogation of these. An accessible, yet intellectually rigorous, overview of contemporary Security Studies, serving as the perfect introduction to the latest research on security discourses, threats and technologies.

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Students will acquire state of the art knowledge of security studies, and conceptual tools to engage in critical reflection on peace and war, terrorism, human security, and other relevant phenomena

Provides a question focused overview of security studies (rather than theory or issue focused), with each chapter focusing on one of security's big questions

This structure encourages students to tease out of the connections between debates within Security Studies and broader social scientific and philosophical controversies

Pedagogical features include:
o Key points boxes
o Guides to further reading
o Detailed glossary

1. Introduction
2. What Is Security?
3. What Can We Know About Security?
4. How Can We Study Security?
5. Security For Whom Or For What?
6. Security From Whom Or From What? The Changing Nature Of War
7. Security From Whom Or From What? New Security Challenges
8. Is Security Possible?
9. Is Security Desirable?
10. Conclusion.

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Lee Jarvis is a Senior Lecturer in International Security at the University of East Anglia, UK. He has articles published in a range of top journals including Security Dialogue, Political Studies, Millennium, and International Relations. He is author of Times of Terror: Discourse, Temporality and the War on Terror, and co-author of Terrorism: A Critical Introduction. The latter was awarded a 2012 Choice Outstanding Academic Title award.

Jack Holland is Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Surrey, UK. His research is on critical approaches to foreign and security policy, with a focus on the US, UK and Australia after 9/11. He is the author of Selling the War on Terror (Routledge, 2013)...

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Lee Jarvis is a Senior Lecturer in International Security at the University of East Anglia, UK. He has articles published in a range of top journals including Security Dialogue, Political Studies, Millennium, and International Relations. He is author of Times of Terror: Discourse, Temporality and the War on Terror, and co-author of Terrorism: A Critical Introduction. The latter was awarded a 2012 Choice Outstanding Academic Title award.

Jack Holland is Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Surrey, UK. His research is on critical approaches to foreign and security policy, with a focus on the US, UK and Australia after 9/11. He is the author of Selling the War on Terror (Routledge, 2013) and co-editor of Obama's Foreign Policy (Routledge, 2014). He has published articles in the European Journal of International Relations, International Political Sociology, British Journal of Politics and International Relations, Critical Studies on Terrorism, Critical Studies on Security, Australian Journal of Political Science, Politics, and Millennium Journal of International Studies.

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