Title: Security Studies : An Introduction
Author : Paul D.Williams
Publisher : Routledge Taylor & Francis Group
Comprehensively revised for the new edition including new chapters on Polarity, Culture, Intelligence, and the Academic and Policy Worlds, it continues to give students a detailed overview of the major theoretical approaches, key themes and most significant issues within security studies.
Part 1 : explores the main theoretical approaches currently used within the field from realism to international political sociology
Part 2 : explains the central concepts underpinning contemporary debates from the security dilemma to terrorism.
Part 3 : presents an overview of the institutional security architecture currently influencing world politics using international,regional and global levels of analysis.
Part 4 : examines some of the key contemporary challenges to global security from the arms trade to energy security.
Part 5 : discusses the future of security.
Security Studies provides a valuable teaching tool for undergraduates and MA students by collecting these related strands of the field together into a single coherent textbook.