New Global Dangers Changing Dimensions of International Security

ISBN-10: 0262524309
ISBN-13: 9780262524308
Edition: 2004
List price: $34.00
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Description: Despite growing concerns after September 11, 2001, over the global terrorist threat and the spread of weapons of mass destruction, international security no longer hinges only on arms control and the prevention of war. Nonmilitary concerns,  More...

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Book details

List price: $34.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 8/13/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 578
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Despite growing concerns after September 11, 2001, over the global terrorist threat and the spread of weapons of mass destruction, international security no longer hinges only on arms control and the prevention of war. Nonmilitary concerns, including emerging infectious diseases, environmental degradation, demographic trends, and humanitarian catastrophes, also represent significant threats to global stability. In this book, leading analysts offer an overview of critical security dangers facing the world today. The book looks first at the relationship between weapons and security, discussing such aspects of proliferation as "nuclear entrepreneurship" in Russia and the threat of biological warfare. It then examines nonmilitary security concerns, including resource scarcity, migration, HIV/AIDS in Africa, and why humanitarian assistance sometimes does more harm than good. Finally, it looks at the role of transnational actors, including terrorist groups, nongovernmental organizations, and the privatized military industry.

Command of the commons : the military foundation of U.S. hegemony
Why do states build nuclear weapons? : three models in search of a bomb
Never say never again : nuclear reversal revisited
Preventing nuclear entrepreneurship in Russia's nuclear cities
Pathogens as weapons : the international security implications of biological warfare
Dreaded risks and the control of biological weapons
Beyond the MTCR : building a comprehensive regime to contain ballistic missile proliferation
Human security : paradigm shift of hot air?
Environmental scarcities and violent conflict : evidence from cases
Security, stability, and international migration
A surplus of men, a deficit of peace : security and sex ratios in Asia's largest states
HIV/AIDS and the changing landscape of war in Africa
Collateral damage : humanitarian assistance as a cause of conflict
Market civilization and its clash with terror
Behind the curve : globalization and international terrorism
The NGO scramble : organizational insecurity and the political economy of transnational action
Corporate warriors : the rise of the privatized military industry and its ramifications for international security

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