International Security

Jester, Natalie ORCID: 0000-0002-7995-3028 (2022) International Security. In: Foundations of International Relations. Bloomsbury. ISBN 9781350932586

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Security is a natural place to start with this third and final part of the book as it is a unifying component in each of the global issues we face, and for that reason a central theme in International Relations. It is also a contested concept that has occupied minds for thousands of years. Exploring it is an opportunity to both unpack an important concept and also to recall (and apply) several of the important themes from the first two parts of the book. The central debate explored in this chapter is whether security should be about protecting the state or the individual – or both. Extending that, another question emerges as to who, or what, should provide security. For example, should this power remain with states or should it be relocated in whole, or in part, to international organisations? Key questions such as these ensure that security takes centre stage in International Relations. Exploring it allows us to recall many of the themes explored earlier in the book and also to point towards the global issues explored in this part of the book.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: PART THREE: GLOBAL ISSUES. Chapter 14.
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business, Computing and Social Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Society and Learning
Depositing User: Nat Jester
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2022 13:26
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2023 12:59

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