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Understanding Security

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Red Globe Press

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This broad-ranging new text introduces a wide range of theoretical perspectives with a central focus on their application to understanding key issues in global, state and human security in the contemporary world.

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This broad-ranging new text introduces a wide range of theoretical perspectives with a central focus on their application to understanding key issues in global, state and human security in the contemporary world.

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Introduces the core debates and issues in security today and examines the different conceptions of security in action held by states, communities and individuals
Full consideration given to traditional and critical theories
Organized in a thematic and accessible manner, and covering a comprehensive range of key issues - from war, terrorism and arms control to crime, migration and environmental security
Engages students with a wide range of security challenges and practices, both recent and established.

Introduction: What is Security?
1. Understanding and Theorising Security
2. Traditional Rationalist Approaches to Security
3. Critical Approaches and New Frameworks
4. The Sovereign States and Internal Security
5. Acting Under Uncertainty
6. Global and Regional Security Formation
7. War and Killing
8. Arms Trade, Arms Control and Disarmament
9. Human Security
10. Weak States and Intervention
11. Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism
12. Migration, Crime and Borders
13. Environment, Energy and Resource Security
Conclusion.

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Mike Bourne is Lecturer in International Security at Queen's University Belfast, UK.

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Mike Bourne is Lecturer in International Security at Queen's University Belfast, UK.

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