Post Tagged with: "security studies"

Interview – Holger Stritzel

Interview – Holger Stritzel

Dr Stritzel discusses what it means to be “critical”, assesses developments in securitization studies, and gives some advice for young Critical Security Studies scholars.

Review – Conflict Resolution and Ontological Security

Review – Conflict Resolution and Ontological Security

An insightful volume that shows how peace cannot be maintained without addressing both material and identity-related concerns for all major conflicting parties.

Online Resources – Securitisation Theory

Online Resources – Securitisation Theory

A collection of resources introducing, and exploring, securitisation theory in International Relations.

What Future for Europe’s Security and Defense Policy?

What Future for Europe’s Security and Defense Policy?

Six scholars reflect on what lies ahead for European security and defense taking different countries’ strategic interests as their analytical starting point.

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The Significance of the ‘Human Security’ Paradigm in International Politics

The topic of human security is multifaceted and demands caution when analysed in different contexts.

Interview – Emmanuel R. Goffi

Interview – Emmanuel R. Goffi

Emmaneul Goffi discusses the impact drones are having on modern warfare, the centrality of a constructivist perspective to his work, and the myth of ‘supreme sacrifice’.

Review – Providing for National Security: A Comparative Analysis

Review – Providing for National Security: A Comparative Analysis

Although there is much of value in this title, its attention to the usual suspects of big to medium powers should instead be focused on North Africa and the Middle East.

Interview – Paul Higate

Interview – Paul Higate

Dr. Higate reflects on military masculinities, developments in the private military security industry, and the role of UN peacekeepers in shaping perceptions of security.

Review – North Korea and Northeast Asian Regional Security

Review – North Korea and Northeast Asian Regional Security

Shen’s edited book presents a good collection of regional perspectives on the security problems posed by a nuclear North Korea during the late-Kim Jong Il period.

Emotion and Dystopian Idealism in Security Studies

Emotion and Dystopian Idealism in Security Studies

While forms of power are important they do not necessarily shape collective emotions which can be situated in a much more dispersed sets of cultural practices.

The Peloponnesian War and Killer Robots: Norms of Protection in Security Policy

The Peloponnesian War and Killer Robots: Norms of Protection in Security Policy

We need not be grateful for the ‘protection’ of killer robots; we may instead mimic Lysistrata and humanize the very structure of protection in the 21st century.

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