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Pub Date: 08/01/2022
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Pub Date: 08/01/2022
List Price: $114.95
An introductory reader for students of international security studies
Security studies, also known as international security studies, is an academic subfield within the wider discipline of international relations that examines organized violence, military conflict, and national security. Meant to serve as an introduction to the field of security studies, Contextualizing Security is a collection of original essays, primary source lectures, and previously published material in the overlapping fields of security studies, political science, sociology, journalism, and philosophy. It offers both graduate and undergraduate students a grasp on both foundational issues and more contemporary debates in security studies.
Nineteen chapters cover security studies in the context of homeland security and liberty, U.S. foreign policy, lessons from the Cold War, science and technology policy, drones, cybersecurity, the War on Terror, migration, study-abroad programs, the surveillance state, Africa, and China.
CONTRIBUTORS: Amelia Ayers, James E. Baker, Roy D. Blunt, Mark Boulton, Naji Bsisu, Robert E. Burnett, Daniel Egbe, Laila Farooq, Lisa Fein, Anna Holyan, Jeh C. Johnson, Richard Ledgett, David L. McDermott, James McRae, Amanda Murdie, Bernie Sanders, Jeremy Scahill, Kristan Stoddart, Jeremy Brooke Straughn, J. R. Swanegan, and Kali Wright-Smith
Our homeland is no longer a secure sanctuary protected by the oceans. This book provides incredible insights into the security challenges we face at home and abroad today and far into the future. Students of security studies will gain tremendous insights into global threats and challenges. These threats, if not taken seriously, will challenge our survival as a nation.
—General (retired) Frank J. Grass, 27th Chief, National Guard Bureau, member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Contextualizing Security is an innovative study with great relevance to ongoing policy debates. The editors have assembled an all-star team of scholars and practitioners to explore security in a way that readers will find accessible, comprehensive, and thought provoking. The book includes a range of topics—standards within the study of national security but also more recently compelling issues like climate change and cyberattacks. It is essential reading for academics and the general public alike.
—Patrick James, Dana and David Dornsife Dean’s Professor of International Relations, University of Southern California
—William Inboden, executive director and William Powers, Jr. Chair, Clements Center for National Security at the University of Texas at Austin
—Major General Byron S. Bagby, USA (ret.)
James E. Baker
Robert E. Burnett
Jeremy B. Straughn
Lisa C. Fein
J. R. Swanegan
David L. McDermott