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Rethinking the 21st Century: 'New' Problems, 'Old' Solutions
This book brings context and perspective to the security problems of today. Global security and stability is now challenged not only by states and nuclear war, but by insurgency, disease, environmental degradation and military privatisation. Yet the way we perceive politics can be dangerously stark and ahistorical. The authors show that, far from being a clean break, the ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published May 1st 2009 by Zed Books
(first published November 15th 2008)
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Aug 24, 2012 Alyssa rated it really liked it · review of another edition
Out of all my school books for last semester, of which there were several, I enjoyed this one the most. Rethinking the 21st Century provides great insight into important issues that have been resurrected as 'new', although they have existed for many years. Some examples of the topics the chapters cover include terrorism, sanctions, private military companies, natural disasters, and a great deal more. Each chapter was interesting and short enough to hold one's attention without dragging on indefinitely. ...more
Laura Sjoberg is Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. Her first book Gender, Justice and the Wars in Iraq was published in 2006. She has published articles on just war theory in the International Journal of Feminist Politics, International Politics and International Studies Quarterly. Her research focuses on gender, just war theory, international security and international ethics.