Peter Hough Understanding Global Security

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Understanding Global Security

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It can be very easy to lapse into academic jargon but it is a trap that Understanding Global Security avoids superbly. As with the first edition, this new version with new features acts not only as an excellent guide but also as a book of signposts as to where the student should go next. The transition to University can be a difficult one, but it would be easier for all students if their subject area had a book of this clarity and comprehensive content.

Lloyd Pettiford, Associate Dean and Professor of International Relations at Nottingham Trent University, UK

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Fully revised to incorporate recent developments in world politics, the second edition of Understanding Global Security analyzes 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 analyzed alongside non-military security issues such as famine, crime, disease, disasters, environmental degredation and human rights abuses to provide a comprehensive survey of how and why people are killed in the contemporary world.

New features to this edition include:

  • analysis of key international political events of recent years such as the War in Iraq, Hurricane Katrina and the Israeli incursion into Lebanon
  • recent developments in the proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) and the ‘war against terror’
  • new data on deaths attributable to global warming and the contribution played by this in ‘securitizing’ the issue on the agendas of sceptical states
  • examinations of ‘lifestyle illnesses’, largely spread by the diffusion of Western culture, like smoking or diabetes
  • greater analysis of recent diplomatic and institutional developments in the area of security: the Human Security Network and the UN Commission on Human Security.

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 area throughout history
  • boxed descriptions elaborating key concepts in the field of security and International Relations
  • ‘biographical boxes’ of key individuals who have shaped world events
  • further reading and websites at the end of each chapter guiding you towards the most up-to-date information on various topics
  • glossary of political terminology.

This highly acclaimed and popular academic text will continue to be essential reading for everyone interested in security.

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