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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Contemporary Security and Strategy

Edition 3rd edition
ISBN 9780230241497
Publication Date December 2011
Formats Hardcover Ebook (PDF) Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

This text brings together a range of specially-commissioned chapters to provide an accessible introduction to Security Studies in the 21st century. Thethird edition has been expanded to cover non-military challenges to security, and includes new learning aids.

CRAIG A. SNYDER Senior Lecturer at Deakin University, Australia. His research interests focus around the construction of regional security patterns in Europe and the Asia Pacific.

Contemporary Security and Strategy - CRAIG A. SNYDER
Realism and Security Studies - SEAN M. LYNN-JONES
Beyond Strategy: Critical Thinking on the New Security Studies - DAVID MUTIMER
Security Implications of the Arms Trade - MICHAEL BOURNE
The Causes of War - J. MARSHALL BEIER
Military Strategy and the New World Order - GEOFFREY TILL
The Transformation of War - ANDREW LATHAM AND KABIR SETHI
Nuclear Strategy - ANDY BUTFOY
Challenges and Opportunities for the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime - J.D. KENNETH BOUTIN
Terrorism and Insurgency - MICHAEL BOYLE
Intervention: The Utility of Force in International Politics - MICHAEL ARNOLD
Great Powers and the International System: Between Unilateralism and Multilateralism - NICHOLAS BISLEY
Regional Security and Regional Conflict - CRAIG A. SNYDER

MICHAEL ARNOLDDeakin University, Australia
J. MARSHALL BEIERAssociate Professor of Political Science, McMaster University, Canada
NICHOLAS BISLEYProfessor of International Relations, La Trobe University, Australia
MIKE BOURNE Lecturer in International Security Studies, Queen's University Belfast, Ireland
J.D. KENNETH BOUTIN Lecturer in International Relations, Deakin University, Australia
MICHAEL BOYLEAssistant Professor of Political Science, La Salle University, USA
J. PETER BURGESSResearch Professor at PRIO, the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo, Norway
ANDY BUTFOYSenior Lecturer in International Relations, Monash University, Australia
DEAN COLDICOTT Lecturer in International Relations, Deakin University, USA
JONAS GRÄNS Researcher within the Security Programme at PRIO, the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo, Norway
ANDREW LATHAMAssociate Professor of Political Science, Macalaster College, Minnesota, USA
SEAN M. LYNN-JONESEditor of the quarterly journal, International Security, at the Belfor Centre for Science and International Affairs (BCSIA), Harvard University, USA
DAVID MUTIMERDeputy Director of York Centre for International and Security Studies and Associate Professor of Political Science, York University, UK
THOMAS O'BRIENLecturer in Political Science, Cranfield University, UK
KABIR SETHIpreviously a researcher at Macalester College, USA. He completed his BA in 2009 and is currently working for a development-focussed consulting firm in New Delhi
GEOFF TILLEmeritus Professor of Maritime Studies, King's College London, UK


'An outstanding book, written by distinguished scholars, that provides a comprehensive picture of security and strategy in our time. It stands out from other texts in better balancing theoretical insights and empirical investigations, and in bringing out so clearly the core debates and dilemmas that define security and international order in the 21st century.' - Amitav Acharya, American University, Washington DC
'For university students trying to make sense of a rapidly changing international security environment, good conceptually-driven texts such as Contemporary Security and Strategy are crucial. This third edition deftly combines international relations theory with critical thinking and 'real world' substantive issues.' - Douglas A. Borer, Naval Postgraduate School, California
Reviews of the 1st edition:
'[A] good set of essays that can be used for both graduate and undergraduate courses in security studies... It will be an important resource for scholars and advanced students of military security. It provides a structured and balanced overview, together with a comprehensive bibliography. It should be a 'must buy' for security studies courses.' - Malcolm Chalmers, International Affairs
'... the papers are of a uniformly high standard, written with admirable clarity, and they provide a useful introduction to the topics that are addressed.' - Duncan Bell, Millennium
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