Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 February 2019

560 Pages

9.7 x 7.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198804109

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Contemporary Security Studies

Fifth Edition

Edited by Alan Collins

  • Offers broad coverage of contemporary security studies, giving lecturers the flexibility to use the text in a way that directly supports their teaching.
  • Provides a depth of coverage of theories and concepts, unmatched by any other security studies textbook.
  • Brings together carefully edited contributions from international experts in the field, giving students insights from a range of leading scholars.
  • Challenges students to question their own assumptions, encouraging the development of critical thinking skills.
  • Includes coverage of critical security studies perspectives, including poststructuralism and postcolonialism.
  • Considers a broad range of traditional and non-traditional security issues, from inter-state armed conflict and nuclear weapons to security issues centring on the environment, crime and cyber-attacks.

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
  • Every chapter has been updated to reflect current political issues and developments including the Trump presidency, the conflict in Syria, and new cyber security threats

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