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The Evolution of International Security Studies
International Security Studies (ISS) has changed and diversified in many ways since 1945. This book provides the first intellectual history of the development of the subject in that period. It explains how ISS evolved from an initial concern with the strategic consequences of superpower rivalry and nuclear weapons, to its current diversity in which environmental, economic, ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Cambridge University Press
(first published April 1st 2008)
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I read this book on and off for months, intercalating with shorter texts on some subject matters it also addresses. Some of those texts were referred to in the book. Just for this reason the book accomplishes its main objective, which is do a "tour d'horizon" of International Security Studies (ISS) and outline different arguments, present fields of research and suggest bibliography to further reading. Two interrelated aspects make me give four stars, in fact I think it deserves 3 1/2 stars rathe ...more
Good textbook but hard to read because of the unnecessary terminology. True this is a book more for people in the field of International Security Studies, but it would be nice if the authors had more accessible language. I'm glad that they took to analyze important subjects of International Relations theory and to define them according to pivotal times in global history, like the Cold War, 9/11, the Rise of China and so forth.