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How Terrorism, Environmental Collapse, Economic Inequalities, and Resource Shortages are Changing Our World Fathali M. Moghaddam. dual-source theory of security extends the discussion to collective reactions to a perceived security ...

Author: Fathali M. Moghaddam

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313365072

Category: Political Science

Page: 199

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A noted conflict expert shows how accelerating globalization is causing dangerous global insecurity that must be met by new security models and policies.
2010-01-01 By Fathali M. Moghaddam

Without denying that these examples are significant challenges, this politicisation of particular kinds of insecurity based on political ideology and global privilege misrecognises the relative threat and severity of various structures ...

Author: Anthony Burke

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349951451

Category: Political Science

Page: 379

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This innovative volume gathers some of the world’s best scholars to analyse the world’s collective international efforts to address globalised threats through global security governance. Addressing global and planetary forms of insecurity that include nuclear weapons, conventional arms, gender violence, climate change, disease, bio weapons, cyber-conflict, children in conflict, crimes against humanity, and refugees, this timely book critiques how they are addressed by global institutions and regimes, and advocates important conceptual, institutional, and policy reforms. This is an invaluable resource for students, scholars and policymakers in international health, security and development.
2017-03-23 By Anthony Burke

Also available from Pinter: Restructuring the Global Military Sector, Volume I; New Wars, edited by Mary Kaldor and Basker Vashee Restructuring the Global Military Sector, Volume II: The End of Military Fordism, edited by Mary Kaldor, ...

Author: Mary Kaldor

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780567599872

Category: Political Science

Page: 258

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The first half of the 1990s was a period of great optimism about humanitarian intervention. In the aftermath of the Cold War, it was hoped that the international community could begin to act cohesively in defence of fundamental international principles and that a global security policy aimed at the prevention of conflict and upholding human rights could be established. The actual experience of this period, however, has been sobering. Agreements engineered from above, like the Dayton Agreement or the Oslo Agreement, have mixed consequences. Efforts at humanitarian relief have often ended up frustrating good intentions and prolonging conflict. This book looks at what we learn from such experiences. Should we retreat from intervention? Is there a global reponsibility for wars and for massive violations of human rights? The authors start from a conviction that in a globalized world we do have certain responsibilities and that the point is to look at how we intervene. They aim to open up a "third approach" - an alternative to the dominance of realist or neo-liberal approaches - which would address the reality of contemporary conflict. Key themes include the need for a more democratic approach in terms of the accountability and openness of both governments and international institutions, the importance of international humanitarian law and the future of formal military forces.
2000-07-01 By Mary Kaldor

Nuclear Proliferation, Global Insecurity, and the Rise and Fall of the A.Q. Khan Network Gordon Corera. Libya may be a model more for North Korea than Iran. This is because in a strange way it is easier for dictatorships than ...

Author: Gordon Corera

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195345704

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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A.Q. Khan was the world's leading black market dealer in nuclear technology, described by a former CIA Director as "at least as dangerous as Osama bin Laden." A hero in Pakistan and revered as the Father of the Bomb, Khan built a global clandestine network that sold the most closely guarded nuclear secrets to Iran, North Korea, and Libya. Here for the first time is the riveting inside story of the rise and fall of A.Q. Khan and his role in the devastating spread of nuclear technology over the last thirty years. Drawing on exclusive interviews with key players in Islamabad, London, and Washington, as well as with members of Khan's own network, BBC journalist Gordon Corera paints a truly unsettling picture of the ultimate arms bazaar. Corera reveals how Khan operated within a world of shadowy deals among rogue states and how his privileged position in Pakistan provided him with the protection to build his unique and deadly business empire. It explains why and how he was able to operate so freely for so many years. Brimming with revelations, the book provides new insight into Iran's nuclear ambitions and how close Tehran may be to the bomb. In addition, the book contains startling new information on how the CIA and MI6 penetrated Khan's network, how the U.S. and UK ultimately broke Khan's ring, and how they persuaded Pakistan's President Musharraf to arrest a national hero. The book also provides the first detailed account of the high-wire dealings with Muammar Gadaffi, which led to Libya's renunciation of nuclear weapons and which played a key role in Khan's downfall. The spread of nuclear weapons technology around the globe presents the greatest security challenge of our time. Shopping for Bombs presents a unique window into the challenges of stopping a new nuclear arms race, a race that A.Q. Khan himself did more than any other individual to promote.
2006-08-03 By Gordon Corera

... Criminology 43 (3) Held D & MCGrew A and Goldblatt D & Perraton J , (1999), Global Transformations: Politics, Economics and Culture, Stanford University ... 124 World Insecurity: Interdependence Vulnerabilities, Threats and Risks.

Author: Miguel Vilombo

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781491896853

Category: Law

Page: 144

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The world is increasingly becoming interdependent in every aspect of human undertaking. This interdependency has increased a platform of unmistakable vulnerabilities, threats, and risks. Weak and falling states, their institutions of governance and security governance are driving forces of weak links that lead to environmental damages and mismanagement of nonrenewable natural resources such as water in countries and regions prone to water scarcity, which are some of the many drivers of food insecurity and famine. Weak and failing states are unable to respond effectively and adequately to both manmade and natural crisis, as consequences, creating open security spaces whose impacts are both at national, subregional, regional, and threatening the international security order. International terrorism engulfed by interreligious violence and transnational organized crime, such acts of piracy, affect crude-oil-energy security in west African and east African coasts. the United Nations and other intergovernmental bodies are often drawn in to mitigate conflict-resolution crises and emergency humanitarian responses as results of insecurity crises at high costs. the cost of rebuilding postconflict societies is enormous due to financial and human resources commitment efforts. the firefighter strategy to resolve the world security problem is not good enough unless efforts are redirected toward information management analysis of global trends for enabling more tailed response to national and global crisis.
2014 By Miguel Vilombo

Abstract This opening chapter explains what it means to undertake a political analysis of global insecurity which foregrounds the ways in which these insecurities are produced and sustained through struggles over war, international law, ...

Author: Damien Rogers

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030901622



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With deepening capitalist relations, systemic insecurities are intensified. The process of commodification and financialization has gained global reach, deepening the integration of livelihoods and living environments into a universal ...

Author: Damian Grenfell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134082438

Category: Political Science

Page: 244

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Rethinking Insecurity, War and Violence: Beyond Savage Globalization? is a collection of essays by scholars intent on rethinking the mainstream security paradigms. Overall, this collection is intended to provide a broad and systematic analysis of the long-term sources of political, military and cultural insecurity from the local to the global. The book provides a stronger basis for understanding the causes of conflict and violence in the world today, one that adds a different dimension to the dominant focus on finding proximate causes and making quick responses Too often the arenas of violence have been represented as if they have been triggered by reassertions of traditional and tribal forms of identity, primordial and irrational assertions of politics. Such ideas about the sources of insecurity have become entrenched in a wide variety of media sources, and have framed both government policies and academic arguments. Rather than treating the sources of insecurity as a retreat from modernity, this book complicates the patterns of global insecurity to a degree that takes the debates simply beyond assumptions that we are witnessing a savage return to a bloody and tribalized world. It will be of particular interest to students and scholars of international relations, security studies, gender studies and globalization studies.
2008-07-25 By Damian Grenfell

extends the discussion on global biopolitics/governmentality and their ramifications to contemporary geopolitical insecurities. Shimizu looks at contemporary discourses on human security, narrative productions (often relayed by liberal ...

Author: Francois Debrix

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134045402

Category: History

Page: 232

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This edited volume examines the political, social, and cultural insecurities that the United States is faced with in the aftermath of its post-9/11 foreign policy and military ventures. The contributors critically detail the new strategies and ideologies of control, governance, and hegemony America has devised as a response to these new security threats. The essays explore three primary areas. First, they interrogate the responses to 9/11 that resulted in an attempt at geopolitical mastery by the United States. Second, they examine how the US response to 9/11 led to attempts to secure and control populations inside and outside the United States, resulting in situations that quickly started to escape its control, such as Abu Ghraib and Katrina. Lastly, the chapters investigate links between contemporary regimes of state control and recently recognized threats, arguing that the conduct of everyday life is increasingly conditioned by state-mobilized discourses of security. These discourses are, it is argued, ushering in a geopolitical future characterized by new insecurities and inevitable measures of biopolitical control and governance.
2009-01-13 By Francois Debrix

Shopping for Bombs: Nuclear Proliferation, Global Insecurity, and the Rise and Fall of the A. Q. Khan Network. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006. Cowell, Alan, and Steven Lee Myers. "British Accuse Russian of Poisoning Ex-KGB ...

Author: Jack Caravelli

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124077244

Category: Political Science

Page: 178

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An insider's account of official American efforts to prevent the theft or diversion of nuclear and radiological weapons that could be used by rogue nations or terrorist groups.
2008 By Jack Caravelli

Maybe it also has to do with belief that science is for the common good.1 Such sentiments have motivated great progress in terms of the development of shared ethical standards globally. However, this 'double-loyalty' will always shape ...

Author: Brett Edwards

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030021887

Category: Political Science

Page: 97

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This book examines how emergent trends in innovation and its governance are raising new and old questions about how to control technology. It develops a new framework for understanding how emergent fields of science and technology emerge as security concerns; and the key challenges these fields pose from a global security perspective. The study focuses on the politics which have surrounded the emergent field of Synthetic Biology, a field which has become emblematic of both the potentials and limits of more preemptive approaches to governance. This highly accessible work will be of interest to both scholars and practitioners working on the ethical responsibilities of innovators and the assessment of emergent technology as well as the global governance of weapons.
2019-02-05 By Brett Edwards