Evolution of International Security Studies

ISBN-10: 0521694221
ISBN-13: 9780521694223
Edition: 2009
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Book details

List price: $61.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/27/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 398
Size: 5.98" wide x 8.98" long x 0.71" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

Lene Hansen is an Associate Professor of International Relations in the Department of Political Science at the University of Copenhagen. She is the author of Security as Practice: Discourse Analysis and the Bosnian War (2006) and the co-editor of European Integration and National Identity: The Challenge of the Nordic States (2002, with Ole W'ver).

Foreword
List of abbreviations
List of figures
List of tables
Introduction
Defining International Security Studies
Four questions that structure ISS
Security and its adjacent concepts
The disciplinary boundary of ISS
The Western-centrism conundrum
The key questions in International Security Studies: the state, politics and epistemology
From medieval to sovereign states
The French Revolution and domestic cohesion
The conception of politics in ISS
Epistemology and security debates
Mapping concepts of security
The driving forces behind the evolution of International Security Studies
A post-Kuhnian sociology of science
Internal versus external factors
The theoretical status of the driving forces framework
The five driving forces as general analytical categories
Great power politics
The technological imperative
Events
The internal dynamics of academic debates
Institutionalisation
Strategic Studies, deterrence and the Cold War
Great power politics: the Cold War and bipolarity
The technological imperative: the nuclear revolution in military affairs
The pressure of current affairs and 'events'
The internal dynamics of academic debates
The Cold War challenge to national security
Peace Research and Arms Control
Great power politics: the Cold War and bipolarity
The technological imperative: the nuclear revolution in military affairs
Positive peace, integration and societal cohesion
Structural violence, economics and the environment
The internal dynamics of debates in Peace Research
From peace to security: Common Security, Feminism and Poststructuralism
Foregrounding 'security'
Women as a particular group: the birth of Feminist Security Studies
Linguistic approaches and Poststructuralism
Institutionalisation
Conclusions
International Security studies post-Cold War: the traditionalists
The loss of a meta-event: surviving the Soviet Union
International academic debates: state-centrism and epistemology
Great power politics: a replacement for the Soviet Union?
The technological imperative
Regional security and non-Western events
Institutionalisation
Conclusions
Widening and deepening security
Constructivisms: norms, identities and narratives
Conventional Constructivism
Critical Constructivism
Beyond the (Western) state
Post-colonialism
Human Security
Critical Security Studies
Feminism
Discursive security: the Copenhagen School and Poststructuralism
The Copenhagen School and its critics
Poststructuralism
Institutionalisation
Conclusions
Responding to 9/11: a return to national security?
Traditionalist ISS post-9/11
The traditionalist response to the Global War on Terrorism
Continuities in traditionalist ISS after 2001
Widening perspectives and the Global War on Terrorism
Discourses and terrorist subjects
Information technology, bio-security and risk
Institutionalisation and the Global War on Terrorism
Conclusions
Conclusions
The changing shape of ISS
Driving forces reconsidered
The State and future of ISS: conversation or camps?
The outlook for ISS
Great power politics
Events
Technology
Academic debates
Institutionalisation
References
Author index
Subject index

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