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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Security Regimes: Collective Security and Security Communities

Bruce Cronin.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies

March 2010; p ublished online December 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Security Studies. 10583 words.

The twentieth century was marked by the proliferation of security regimes, and collective security in particular. Under a collective security arrangement, all states at either a regional or...

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Pathologies of Intelligence Producer-Consumer Relations

Joshua Rovner.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies

March 2010; p ublished online December 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Security Studies. 9110 words.

The shift in America’s national security priorities has significantly changed the foreign intelligence needs of US policymakers in recent years. Due to the substantial rise of transnational...

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Intelligence Oversight in the USA

Cynthia M. Nolan.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies

March 2010; p ublished online December 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Security Studies. 10892 words.

Oversight of intelligence agencies maintains public control and knowledge of their activities through an assurance of accountability and responsible use of power. It reflects the essential...

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Terrorism and Counterterrorism

Frank Foley and Max Abrahms.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies

March 2010; p ublished online January 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Security Studies. 10786 words.

Since 9/11, terrorism has been widely perceived as the foremost threat to the United States, its allies, and the broader international community. Political scientists have historically paid...

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United States Intelligence Cultures

Hamilton Bean.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies

March 2010; p ublished online January 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Ethnic Politics; Security Studies. 9918 words.

Organizational culture refers to the constellation of values, beliefs, identities, and artifacts that both shape and emerge from the interactions among the formal members of the US...

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Environmental Security

Jon Barnett.

in Contemporary Security Studies

December 2015; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Security Studies. 10938 words.

This chapter examines the concept of environmental security, focusing on how it has both broadened and deepened the issue of security. It first traces the origins of environmental security,...

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Energy Security

Sam Raphael and Doug Stokes.

in Contemporary Security Studies

December 2015; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Security Studies. 9322 words.

This chapter examines growing concerns over global energy security due to rising demand for fossil fuels by industrialized economies coupled with increasing uncertainties over future energy...

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Humanitarian Intervention and Peace Operations

Sheena Chestnut Greitens.

in Strategy in the Contemporary World

December 2015; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Security Studies. 8447 words.

This chapter deals with humanitarian interventions and peace operations. It first describes the transition from traditional peacekeeping to more ambitious post-cold war peace operations,...

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Environment and Security

Elizabeth L. Chalecki.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies

March 2010; p ublished online November 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Environmental Politics; Security Studies. 9545 words.

The term environment is often used as a short form for the biophysical environment, which refers to the biotic and abiotic surrounding of an organism or population, and consequently...

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