Global Security in the Twenty First Century

Author: Sean Kay
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442248038
Release Date: 2015-03-06
Genre: Political Science

This thoroughly updated edition offers a balanced introduction to contemporary security dilemmas throughout the world. Writing in an engaging style, Sean Kay integrates traditional and emerging challenges in one easily accessible study that gives readers the tools they need to develop a thoughtful and nuanced understanding of global security.

Losing Control

Author: Paul Rogers
Publisher: Pluto Pr
ISBN: PSU:000068150808
Release Date: 2010-04-15
Genre: Political Science

When Losing Control was first published a decade ago it was years ahead of its time. Its argument was simple -- the real causes of global insecurity were the widening socio-economic divide, global marginalization and environmental limitations, especially climate change and conflict over energy resources. Paul Rogers, one of the most original thinkers on international security, pointed to a world in which irregular warfare from the margins would prevent powerful states from maintaining their position. He even predicted accurately how the United States would respond to a catastrophic attack. The new edition brings the whole analysis right up to date, arguing persuasively that the world's elite cannot maintain control and that a far more emancipatory and sustainable approach to global security has to be developed.

Gulf Security in the Twenty First Century

Author: Christian Koch
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 1850433860
Release Date: 2003-02-22
Genre: History

The nexus, between regional instability and the preservation of global security is nowhere more tenuous than in the Gulf. Gulf Security in the Twenty-First Century brings together some of the foremost area experts to explore the most pressing issues, including military threats to the region, obstacles to economic development and socio-economic harmonization, and challenges to political stability. In particular, the work examines Iran’s often enigmatic foreign policy vis-à-vis its Gulf neighbors, Iraq’s resurgent military threat, choices and constraints confronting US Middle East policy, and Europe’s inability to identify and pursue a united policy to safeguard its economic interests in the area.

Global Security Governance

Author: Emil J. Kirchner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134222216
Release Date: 2007-04-11
Genre: Political Science

This book demarcates the barriers and pathways to major power security cooperation and provides an empirical analysis of threat perception among the world’s major powers. Divided into three parts, Emil Kirchner and James Sperling use a common analytical framework for the changing security agenda in Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Russian Federation, the United States, the United Kingdom, and the EU. Each chapter features: an examination of national ‘exceptionalism’ that accounts for foreign and security policy idiosyncrasies definitions of the range of threats preoccupying the government, foreign policy elites and the public assessments of the institutional and instrumental preferences shaping national security policies investigations on the allocation of resources between the various categories of security expenditure details on the elements of the national security culture and its consequences for security cooperation. Global Security Governance combines a coherent theoretical framework with strong comparative case studies, making it ideal reading for all students of security studies.

Internationale Sicherheit im 21 Jahrhundert

Author: James Bindenagel
Publisher: V&R unipress GmbH
ISBN: 9783847106173
Release Date: 2016-06-13
Genre: Political Science

Wissenschaft und Politik müssen sich heute vielfachen, oft neuen Herausforderungen stellen: Zerfallende Staaten, Verteilungskonflikte, Terrorismus und Flüchtlingsströme sind nur einige Beispiele. Im vorliegenden Band zeichnen renommierte Experten und Expertinnen aus dem In- und Ausland ein Panorama der internationalen Sicherheitsherausforderungen des 21. Jahrhunderts. Unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Rolle Deutschlands zeigen sie dabei strategische Ansätze auf, wie diese Herausforderungen effektiv und sinnvoll bewältigt werden können und liefern so neue Impulse für die sicherheitspolitische Debatte in Deutschland.

Global Intelligence Oversight

Author: Zachary K. Goldman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190458072
Release Date: 2016-04-25
Genre: Intelligence service

In a world that is increasingly unstable, intelligence services like the American CIA and the United Kingdom's MI6 exist to deliver security. Whether the challenge involves terrorism, cyber-security, or the renewed specter of great power conflict, intelligence agencies mitigate threats and provide decisional advantage to national leaders. But empowered intelligence services require adequate supervision and oversight, which must be about more than the narrow (if still precarious) task of ensuring the legality of covert operations and surveillance activities. Global Intelligence Oversight is a comparative investigation of how democratic countries can govern their intelligence services so that they are effective, but operate within frameworks that are acceptable to their people in an interconnected world. The book demonstrates how the institutions that oversee intelligence agencies participate in the protection of national security while safeguarding civil liberties, balancing among competing national interests, and building public trust in inherently secret activities. It does so by analyzing the role of courts and independent oversight bodies as they operate in countries with robust constitutional frameworks and powerful intelligence services. The book also illuminates a new transnational oversight dynamic that is shaping and constraining security services in new ways. It describes how global technology companies and litigation in transnational forums constitute a new form of oversight whose contours are still undefined. As rapid changes in technology bring the world closer together, these forces will complement their more traditional counterparts in ensuring that intelligence activities remain effective, legitimate, and sustainable.

Debating Security in Turkey

Author: Ebru Canan-Sokullu
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780739148716
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Political Science

Debating Security in Turkey: Challenges and Changes in the Twenty-First Century, edited by Ebru Canan-Sokullu, maps out Turkish security policy and politics entangling hard power and soft power dynamics, reflecting a multidimensional look at Turkey s changing security agenda, with internal and external challenges and opportunities at the outset of the twenty-first century. This essential collection produces a comprehensive research for academia and significant policy choices for the decision-makers at national, regional, and transatlantic levels regarding Turkey."

The Search for Security

Author: Max G. Manwaring
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0275968634
Release Date: 2003
Genre: History

Recommends a practical, feasible, and achievable security strategy and a new national security act that will make its implementation possible.

Antarctic Security in the Twenty first Century

Author: Alan D. Hemmings
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780415620253
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Law

The Antarctic Treaty (1959) was adopted for the purpose of bringing peace and stability to Antarctica and to facilitate cooperation in scientific research conducted on and around the continent. It has now been over fifty years since the signing of the treaty, nevertheless security continues to drive and shape the laws and policy regime which governs the region. Antarctic Security in the Twenty-First Century: Legal and Policy Perspectives assess Antarctic security from multiple legal and policy perspectives. This book reviews the existing security construct in Antarctica, critically assesses its status in the early part of the Twenty-First century and considers how Antarctic security may be viewed in both the immediate and distant future. The book assesses emerging new security threats, including the impact of climate change and the issues arising from increased human traffic to Antarctica by scientists, tourists, and mariners. The authors call into question whether the existing Antarctic security construct framed around the Antarctic Treaty remains viable, or whether new Antarctic paradigms are necessary for the future governance of the region. The contributions to this volume engage with a security discourse which has expanded beyond the traditional military domain to include notions of security from the perspective of economics, the environment and bio-security. This book provides a contemporary and innovative approach to Antarctic issues which will be of interest to scholars of international law, international relations, security studies and political science as well as policy makers, lawyers and government officials with an interest in the region.

Water Crime and Security in the Twenty First Century

Author: Avi Brisman
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137529862
Release Date: 2018-04-03
Genre: Social Science

Water, Crime and Security in the Twenty-First Century represents criminology’s first book-length contribution to the study of water and water-related crimes, harms and security. The chapters cover topics such as: water pollution, access to fresh water in the Global North and Global South, water and climate change, the commodification of water and privatization, water security and pacification, and activism and resistance surrounding issues of access and pollution. With examples ranging from Rio de Janeiro to Flint, Michigan to the Thames River, this original study offers a comprehensive criminological overview of the contemporary and historical relationship between water and crime. Coinciding with the International Decade for Action, “Water for Sustainable Development,” 2018–2028, this timely volume will be of particular relevance to students and scholars of green criminology, as well as those interested in critical geography, environmental anthropology, environmental sociology, political ecology, and the study of corporate crime and state crime.

Principles of Global Security

Author: John D. Steinbruner
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
ISBN: 081579830X
Release Date: 2001-09-19
Genre: Political Science

From the earliest human records, warfare has been both an organizing focus and a prime source of political motivation. Countless battles have been fought in the course of colonizing the planet, and the experience has created a legacy of military confrontation that many people consider immutable. Since preparations for war and the occasional conduct of it have been central preoccupations for virtually all the major states throughout time, it is widely assumed that the pattern is rooted in human nature and will endure indefinitely. But contemporary civilization is undergoing a monumental transformation affecting its most basic features. The combined effects of information technology, population dynamics, and the globalization of economic activity are altering some of the critical operating conditions of human societies and appear to be inducing a new pattern of interaction. Correspondingly, fundamental changes in the practice of war-or what is now more politely called international security-can be expected to follow. Principles of Global Security anticipates the major implications of this massive transformation for security policy. John D. Steinbruner, one of the nation's leading specialists on defense issues, identifies formative problems and organizing principles relating to the predictable issues of security. He examines in sequence how the configuration of nuclear and conventional forces might be affected, how the problems of communal violence and dangers of technical proliferation might be managed, and how security relationships among the major states might be altered. One of the fundamental implications of globalization in a post-cold war environment is a shift in security policy from deterrence to reassurance, from active confrontation to cooperative engagement. Without an opponent to justify preparation for large-scale traditional missions, nations must establish safer and less volatile patterns of deployment. Maintaining global security in the twenty-first century calls for a reconfiguration of basic relationships among historical opponents, as well as revisions in military practices. This visionary work will stimulate productive thinking among policymakers seeking to reshape the legacies of the cold war with a new conceptualization of international security.

Going Nuclear

Author: Michael E. Brown
Publisher: Mit Press
ISBN: 026252466X
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Political Science

These essays offer conceptual, historical, and analytical perspectives on one of themost significant challenges to global security in the twenty-first century: controlling nuclearproliferation.