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An Introduction to Non-Traditional Security Studies

An Introduction to Non-Traditional Security Studies
A Transnational Approach

First Edition
Edited by:

February 2016 | 296 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

With the end of the Cold War, threats to national security have become increasingly non-military in nature. Issues such as climate change, resource scarcity, infectious diseases, natural disasters, irregular migration, drug trafficking, information security and transnational crime have come to the forefront. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to Non-Traditional Security concepts. It does so by:

  • Covering contemporary security issues in depth
  • Bringing together chapters written by experts in each area
  • Guiding you towards additional material for your essays and exams through further reading lists
  • Giving detailed explanations of key concepts
  • Testing your understanding through end-of-chapter questions

Edited by a leading figure in the field, this is an authoritative guide to the key concepts that you'll encounter throughout your non-traditional, and environmental, security studies courses.  


PART A: Concepts
Mely Caballero-Anthony
CHAPTER 1: Understanding Non-traditional Security
Mely Caballero-Anthony
CHAPTER 2: On Security
Alistair D.B. Cook
CHAPTER 3: Actors and Stakeholders
PART B: Issues
Mely Caballero-Anthony
CHAPTER 4: Conflict and Community Security
Bob S. Hadiwinata
CHAPTER 5: Poverty and Economic Security
J. Jackson Ewing
CHAPTER 6: Environmental Security
Paul Teng and Jonatan Lassa
CHAPTER 7: Food Security
Zha Daojiong
CHAPTER 8: Energy Security
Marcus DuBois King
CHAPTER 9: Water Security
Simon Rushton
CHAPTER 10: Health Security
Melissa Curley
CHAPTER 11: Migration and Movements of People
David Capie
CHAPTER 12: Transnational Crime

The concept of Non-Traditional Security (NTS) is becoming familiar but typically only as a footnote to examinations of such “real” security issues as geostrategic interactions involving arms, alliances, troops, and territorial disputes. This book is a refreshing antidote to the marginalization of NTS with an in-depth analysis of the concept itself plus empirical assessments and case studies of NTS in nine different substantive areas. The result is a rich and rewarding exposure of an area too readily kept in the shadows. 

T.J. Pempel, Jack M. Forcey Professor
University of California, Berkeley

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