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