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Security Studies
An Applied Introduction

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April 2024 | 552 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Security Studies: An Applied Introduction offers a transformative tool to understand, analyse, and engage with the complexities of security in the modern world. This groundbreaking new text redefines the landscape of security studies with the following features:

  • Policy-Relevant: each chapter provides analysis of policy responses to empirical security issues. This practical approach offers a toolkit to assess and contribute to real-world policy discussions.
  • Empirical Application: vividly demonstrating the real-world relevance of Security Studies with online videos from leading security practitioners to show how theory informs practice.
  • Pedagogically Rich: comprehensive online resources and chapters features such as 'security beyond the real' and hands-on exercises that critically assess real-world security responses and their policy implications that offer ways to apply theoretical concepts in a highly innovative way.
  • Innovative Structure: seamlessly integrating theoretical perspectives with empirical security concerns, this textbook offers a non-compartmentalised approach to theory and practice.
  • Hot Topics: placing contemporary, creative, emerging, and underexplored approaches and empirical topics at the forefront including cyber security, racism, and space security.

This is the perfect introduction for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying Security Studies and International or Global Security.

Malte Riemann is Assistant Professor in Contemporary Armed Conflict, Leiden University, the Netherlands  

Norma Rossi is Associate Lecturer in International Relations, University of St Andrews, UK

Part I: Security, History, Theories and Institutions
Norma Rossi and Malte Riemann
Chapter 1: Introducing Security Studies: An Applied Introduction
R.B.J. Walker
Chapter 2: Security: When? Where? From What? Of What? For Whom?
Pinar Bilgin
Chapter 3: International Security
Aine Bennett and Laura Sjoberg
Chapter 4: State Security
Annick T.R. Wibben & Jenny Hedström
Chapter 5: Human Security
Audra Mitchell
Chapter 6: Security Beyond the Human
Part II: Security Challenges
Victoria M. Basham
Chapter 7: War and Militarism
Benjamin Meiches and Jonathan White
Chapter 8: Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity
Ben Whitham and Nadya Ali
Chapter 9: Terrorism
Anna Stavrianakis
Chapter 10: The Global Arms Trade and Its Control
Shampa Biswas
Chapter 11: Weapons of Mass Destruction
Kieran Mitton
Chapter 12: Street Gangs and Urban Violence
Maria Stern
Chapter 13: Global Development
Aoileann Ní Mhurchú
Chapter 14: Migration
Anna M. Agathangelou
Chapter 15: Race and Security
Johny Arokiaraj P and Soumita Basu
Chapter 16: Conflict and Gendered Violence
Anna Sergi
Chapter 17: Organised Crime
Tim Stevens
Chapter 18: Cybersecurity
Aida A. Hozic
Chapter 19: Financial Crises and Security
Maria Julia Trombetta
Chapter 20: Climate Change
João Nunes
Chapter 21: Health Security
Johannes Kester
Chapter 22: Resource security
Christian Bueger and Timothy Edmunds
Chapter 23: Maritime Security
Sarah Lieberman and Jana Fey
Chapter 24: Space Security

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