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International Security

Joseph Cerami and John David Young

in International Relations

ISBN: 9780199743292
Published online March 2011 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/obo/9780199743292-0048
International Security

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This bibliography highlights several major areas for the study of international security. The first area extends the study of several foundational concepts in international relations and national security studies. These concepts include (but are not limited to): international system and nation-state levels of analyses, idealism and realism, the use of force, national security or grand strategy, just-war theory, and the elements and instruments of national power (military, economic, diplomatic, and informational). These studies include histories and historical case studies and illustrate the use of concepts to inform and guide strategic and critical thinking. Today it is especially important to expand critical-thinking skills by contrasting historical cases and concepts with those more recent approaches and ideas on about national security strategy that have emerged in the aftermath of 9/11 and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Emerging international security issues should focus on contemporary international, regional, and US national security issues, such as terrorism, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, national missile defense, environmental security, human security, cybersecurity, and homeland security. Most certainly, the study of international security should leave academics and practitioner with the breadth, depth, and context to develop subject-matter expertise in the current issues facing international and national policymakers. The reader should note that the sources listed here reflect the literature drawn primarily from Western and especially US sources.

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Subjects: International Relations

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