This revised edition of Seeking Security in an Insecure World provides a thorough, accessible introduction to contemporary security studies.
All chapters are updated and a wide range of new topics are discussed, including the Syrian civil war, Russia's annexation of Crimea and its intervention in East Ukraine, the global refugee crisis, China's military buildup, the impact of fracking on oil and gas markets, and rapidly evolving cyberwar capabilities. Each chapter also addresses what has been and can be done to enhance security. Overall, Seeking Security in an Insecure World offers a clear and compelling framework for understanding what security means today and how it can best be achieved.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Number of pages: 340
Weight: 689 g
Dimensions: 239 x 158 x 30 mm
Edition: Third Edition
In a world, where threats know no borders, this excellent book requires us to be more creative and expansive in thinking about our security. It also points to a critical need for governments and societies to be more agile and innovative in meeting these challenges. -- Jami Miscik, former Deputy Director for Intelligence, CIA
This new edition is an insightful and brilliant analysis of what is now called `the new security agenda.' Professors Caldwell and Williams provide a thoughtful, stimulating, clearly written, and fully up to date assessment of the wide range and interconnectedness of new threats in our world today. Their treatment of the indivisibility of security and the changing meaning of security in historical and contemporary settings from a broad global perspective is nothing short of superb. I highly recommend this excellent book to anyone interested in international relations, foreign policy, and security and peace studies. -- Paul Gordon Lauren, Regents Professor Emeritus and Distinguished Mansfield Fellow, University of Montana