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Understanding Global Security (Electronic book text, 3rd New edition)
Understanding Global Security (Electronic book text, 3rd New edition): Peter A Hough

Understanding Global Security (Electronic book text, 3rd New edition)

Peter A Hough

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Fully revised to incorporate recent developments, this third edition of Understanding Global Security analyses the variety of ways in which people's lives are threatened and/or secured in contemporary global politics. The traditional focus of Security Studies texts: war, deterrence and terrorism, are analysed alongside non-military security issues such as famine, crime, disease, disasters, environmental degradation and human rights abuses to provide a comprehensive survey of how and why people are killed in the contemporary world. New to this edition:
  • Greater coverage of the evolving theoretical literature on security, including more analysis of critical theory perspectives and emerging schools of thought.
  • A revamp of the sections examining the causes of inter-state war and counter-terrorism strategies.
  • Analysis of key recent developments including the global economic recession, Haiti earthquake of 2010 and Fukushima nuclear disaster of 2011.
  • New quantitative analysis of the impact of global crime and environmental change.
  • Greater evaluation of the divergences in how human security is interpreted and the future prospects for this way of thinking and acting in international relations.
User-friendly and easy to follow, this textbook is designed to make a complex subject accessible to all. Key features include:
  • 'Top ten' tables highlighting the most destructive events or forms of death in that areas throughout history.
  • Boxed descriptions elaborating key concepts in the fields of security and International Relations.
  • 'Biographical boxes' of key individuals who have shaped security politics.
  • Further reading and websites at the end of each chapter guiding you towards the most up-to-date information on the various topics.
  • Glossary of political terminology.
This highly acclaimed and popular academic text will continue to be essential reading for everyone interested in security.


Imprint: Routledge
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: 2014
First published: 2014
Authors: Peter A Hough
Format: Electronic book text
Pages: 310
Edition: 3rd New edition
ISBN-13: 978-1-135-04200-4
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > International relations > General
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > Defence strategy, planning & research > General
LSN: 1-135-04200-4
Barcode: 9781135042004

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