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This guide brings jointly 30 state of the art essays masking the basic facets of worldwide safeguard study and perform for the twenty first century.
- Embraces a large definition of protection that extends past the specter of overseas army assault to hide new hazards for violence
- Offers finished insurance framed round key defense ideas, hazards, coverage instruments, and international safety actors
- Discusses urgent modern concerns together with terrorism, disarmament, genocide, sustainability, foreign peacekeeping, state-building, typical failures, strength and meals defense, weather switch, and cyber warfare
- Includes insightful and available contributions from around the globe geared toward a huge base of students, scholars, practitioners, and policymakers
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The more that the idea of common humanity becomes a global reality, the greater the potential to build global institutions that are able to promote common law and act politically in the common (global) rather than the particular (national) interest. For this to develop, identity must be reimagined forwards, beyond our traditionalist “us and them” forms of socialization. In this way, what has invariably been seen as the “utopia of world society” may become “a little more real or at least more urgent” (Beck, 1992, pp.
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Mainstream opinion in academic International Relations (IR) generally defends a narrow concept of security, focusing on the so-called nation-state as the privileged referent, war as the ultimate danger, and successful military strategy as the basic mode of survival. The concept has been broadened since the end of the Cold War to include other referents, dangers, and strategies. The way for this significant move in thinking about international relations was lit earlier by – among others – Johan Galtung (1971) with his idea of “structural violence” and Richard Falk (1975) with his framework of “world order” values.