In the name of Allah the Merciful

The Palgrave Handbook of National Security

Michael Clarke, Adam Henschke, Matthew Sussex, Tim Legrand, 3030534936, 978-3030534936, 9783030534936, B09HGBM6W5

English | 2022 | PDF | 6 MB | 421 Pages

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This handbook provides a comprehensive analysis of the contemporary theory, practice and themes in the study of national security.

Part 1: Theories examines how national security has been conceptualised and formulated within the disciplines international relations, security studies and public policy.

Part 2: Actors shifts the focus of the volume from these disciplinary concerns to consideration of how core actors in international affairs have conceptualised and practiced national security over time.

Part 3: Issues then provides in-depth analysis of how individual security issues have been incorporated into prevailing scholarly and policy paradigms on national security.

While security now seems an all-encompassing phenomenon, one general proposition still holds: national interests and the nation-state remain central to unlocking security puzzles. As normative values intersect with raw power; as new threats meet old ones; and as new actors challenge established elites, making sense out of the complex milieu of security theories, actors, and issues is a crucial task - and is the main accomplishment of this book.