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Gender and Security

Kennedy, C; Kennedy-Pipe, Caroline

Authors

C Kennedy

Caroline Kennedy-Pipe C.Kennedy-Pipe@hull.ac.uk



Abstract

Provides broad coverage of contemporary security studies, giving lecturers the flexibility to use the text in a way that supports their module. Assumes no background knowledge and makes effective use of learning features, making it accessible to students new to the subject. Brings together carefully edited contributions from international experts. Considers a range of traditional and non-traditional security issues, from terrorism and inter-state armed conflict to security issues centring on the environment, health, and transnational crime. Includes a new chapter on cyber-security, as well as more material on international organizations and institutions, private military companies, and nuclear proliferation and terrorism. New to this edition A rewritten economics chapter now utilises rational decision-making to show how economic instruments of the state can be used to pursue security goals, such as sanctions, trade agreements, or aid strategies. The rewritten development and security chapter presents globalization as an explanation for those structural conditions that expose people to a range of insecurities, which ultimately drive demands for change. The defence chapter now includes an historical overview of the trade in arms as well as the connections between the legal and illicit arms trade. Case studies include the procurement of weapon systems by terrorists, and efforts to limit the trade in particular weapon systems, such as landmines.The third edition of Contemporary Security Studies provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the rapidly developing field of security studies. Bringing together leading scholars in the field, it covers a broad range of approaches and issues, from terrorism and inter-state armed conflict to security issues centring on the environment, health, and transnational crime.The new edition includes a new chapter on cyber-security, as well as introducing more material on international organizations and institutions, private military companies, and nuclear proliferation and deterrence.

Publication Date Dec 1, 2010
Pages 106 - 120
Edition 2nd
Book Title Contemporary Security Studies
ISBN 978-0-19954-885-9
APA6 Citation Kennedy, C., & Kennedy-Pipe, C. (2010). Gender and Security. Contemporary Security Studies, 106 - 120. (2nd). Oxford University Press
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