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After the Return to Theory:

Ole Wæver and Barry Buzan.

in Contemporary Security Studies

December 2015; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Security Studies. 13843 words.

This chapter reflects on the past and present of Security Studies, with a particular focus on the changing periods of theory production and practical problem solving. It begins by tracing...

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The Causes of War and the Conditions of Peace

John Garnett and John Baylis.

in Strategy in the Contemporary World

December 2015; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Security Studies. 9159 words.

Introduction 67

The Study of War 68

Human Nature Explanations of War 72

Wars ‘Within’ and ‘Beyond’ States 78

Conclusion 81

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Coercive Diplomacy:

Peter Viggo Jakobsen.

in Contemporary Security Studies

December 2015; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Security Studies. 9370 words.

This chapter examines how coercive diplomacy has emerged as a strategy for states in dealing with the opponent without resorting to full-scale war. Coercive diplomacy involves the use of...

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Contemporary Security Studies

Alan Collins.

December 2015; p ublished online September 2017 .

Book. Subjects: International Relations; Security Studies. 544 pages.

Contemporary Security Studies provides an introduction to Security Studies. It features a wide breadth and depth of coverage of the different theoretical approaches to the...

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The Control of Weapons of Mass Destruction

John Baylis.

in Strategy in the Contemporary World

December 2015; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Security Studies. 9153 words.

This chapter examines issues regarding the control of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) and its implications for international security. It begins with a discussion of the shift that took...

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Conventional Power and Contemporary Warfare

John Ferris.

in Strategy in the Contemporary World

December 2015; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Security Studies. 9366 words.

This chapter examines how — and the extent to which — conventional military power influences the contemporary world, whether by fighting wars or by backing policy in peace. It first reviews...

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Critical Interventions:

J. Marshall Beier.

in Contemporary Security Studies

December 2015; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Security Studies. 9927 words.

This chapter explores some unconventional questions about somewhat unconventional subjects for Security Studies, a field that has traditionally been more inclined to focus on states in its...

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Critical Security Studies:

David Mutimer.

in Contemporary Security Studies

December 2015; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Security Studies. 14423 words.

This chapter provides a partial history of the label ‘Critical Security Studies’ and the way it has developed and fragmented since the early 1990s. It considers the primary claims of the...

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Cyber-Security

Myriam Dunn Cavelty.

in Contemporary Security Studies

December 2015; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Security Studies. 9003 words.

This chapter examines the implications of cyber-security for national security. It first provides the necessary technical background on why the information infrastructure is inherently...

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Does Strategic Studies Have a Future?

Lawrence Freedman.

in Strategy in the Contemporary World

December 2015; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Security Studies. 8438 words.

This chapter reflects on the question of whether strategic studies has a future as a field of academic study. It first considers the early development of strategic studies and how it became...

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