Security in the West

Security in the West

Security in the West
Titolo Security in the West
Sottotitolo Evolution of a Concept
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Argomenti Politica
Collana Relazioni internazionali e scienza politica. ASERI, 30
Formato Libro
Pagine 280
Pubblicazione 2009
ISBN 9788834317969
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Since its appearance on the world stage, the West (Europe, the United States and Canada, Australia and New Zealand) has been a primary producer of security (for itself) and of insecurity (for itself and for others). Western discourse has not only invented the term security but also expanded and reshaped it according to its own complex evolution. The goals of this volume are to analyze the evolution of the contested concept of security and to discuss how the concept of security has emerged as a “Western social enterprise” . How Western conceptions of security have developed and changed since the end of the Cold War, the nature of new security challenges and their implications for the West and the direction in which evolving concepts of security will lead the West and the entire global community are some of the relevant themes addressed by contributors to this volume.
The volume emphasizes scholarly originality, methodological rigor and research. The audience for the book will be scholars and practitioners working in the field of international security, international relations students as well as policy-makers with interests in the areas of national security. Security in the West can easily be adopted as a reader in undergraduate and graduate level courses addressing the security problem, or as recommended reading for disciplines such as world politics, international relations, globalization studies, security and public policy and others.

Biografia dell'autore

Giampiero Giacomello is Assistant Professor of International Relations at the Dipartimento di Politica, Istituzioni, Storia, Università di Bologna. His research interests include strategic studies, civil-military cooperation, cyber-terrorism and foreign policy analysis. His most recent volume is International Relations and Security in the Digital Age, edited with Johan Eriksson (2007).
 
R. Craig Nation has been Professor of Strategy and Director of Eurasian Studies at the U.S. Army War College since 1996. He specializes in security affairs with an emphasis upon the European and Eurasian regions. Major publications include War on War: The Zimmerwald Left and the Origins of Communist Internationalism (1989); Black Earth, Red Star: A History of Soviet Security Policy, 1917-1991 (1992); and War in the Balkans 1991-2002 (2003).

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