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PRIO New Security Studies


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The aim of this new book series is to gather state-of-the-art theoretical reflection and empirical research into a core set of volumes that respond vigorously and dynamically to  new challenges to security studies scholarship.

This series is now being published under the title Routledge New Security Studies.

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Surveillance, Privacy and Security: Citizens’ Perspectives

Surveillance, Privacy and Security: Citizens’ Perspectives

1st Edition

Michael Friedewald, J. Peter Burgess, Johann Čas, Rocco Bellanova, Walter Peissl
March 16, 2017

This volume examines the relationship between privacy, surveillance and security, and the alleged privacy–security trade-off, focusing on the citizen’s perspective. Recent revelations of mass surveillance programmes clearly demonstrate the ever-increasing capabilities of surveillance technologies....

Transformations of Security Studies: Dialogues, Diversity and Discipline

Transformations of Security Studies: Dialogues, Diversity and Discipline

1st Edition

Julian Junk, Christopher Daase, Gabi Schlag
February 07, 2017

Security Expertise: Practice, Power, Responsibility

Security Expertise: Practice, Power, Responsibility

1st Edition

Trine Villumsen Berling, Christian Bueger
August 04, 2016

This volume brings together scholars from different fields to explore the power, consequences and everyday practices of security expertise. Expertise mediates between different forms of knowledge: scientific and technological, legal, economic and political knowledge. This book offers the first...

The Securitisation of Climate Change: Actors, Processes and Consequences

The Securitisation of Climate Change: Actors, Processes and Consequences

1st Edition

Thomas Diez, Franziskus von Lucke, Zehra Wellmann
May 05, 2016

This book provides the first systematic comparative analysis of climate security discourses. It analyses the securitisation of climate change in four different countries: USA, Germany, Turkey, and Mexico. The empirical analysis traces how specific climate-security discourses have become dominant,...

Conflict Resolution and Ontological Security: Peace Anxieties

Conflict Resolution and Ontological Security: Peace Anxieties

1st Edition

Bahar Rumelili
April 24, 2016

This volume highlights the ways in which the prospect of peace can generate anxieties and consequently set in motion social and political processes that reproduce and reactivate conflicts. In analysing this issue, the volume builds on the notion of ontological security and its recent applications...

Contesting Security: Strategies and Logics

Contesting Security: Strategies and Logics

1st Edition

Thierry Balzacq
January 04, 2016

This book aims to address the issue of what the extent to which the 'logic of security', which underpins securitization, can be contained, rolled back or dismantled. One obstacle to studying how and whether security can be contested is perhaps the entrenched discussions between proponents of...

Governing Borders and Security: The Politics of Connectivity and Dispersal

Governing Borders and Security: The Politics of Connectivity and Dispersal

1st Edition

Catarina Kinnvall, Ted Svensson
December 09, 2015

This book explores and maps the relationship between borders, security and global governance. Theoretically, the book seeks to establish to what degree, and in what ways, traditional notions of borders, security and (global) governance are being eroded, undermined and contested in the context of a...

Critical Security and Chinese Politics: The Anti-Falungong Campaign

Critical Security and Chinese Politics: The Anti-Falungong Campaign

1st Edition

Juha A. Vuori
December 09, 2015

This book examines how critical approaches to security developed in Europe can be used to investigate a Chinese security issue - the case of the Falungong. The past few decades have produced a rich field of theoretical approaches to ‘security’ in Europe. In this book, the security-specific notions...

Security, Technology and Global Politics: Thinking with Virilio

Security, Technology and Global Politics: Thinking with Virilio

1st Edition

Mark Lacy
July 23, 2015

This book analyses some of the key problems explored in Paul Virilio’s theorising on war and security. Paul Virilio has developed a provocative series of writings on how modern societies have shaped the acceleration of military/security technologies – and how technologies of security and...

Security, Emancipation and the Politics of Health: A New Theoretical Perspective

Security, Emancipation and the Politics of Health: A New Theoretical Perspective

1st Edition

Joao Nunes
March 04, 2015

This book develops a new theoretical framework for the study of security issues and applies this to the case of health. Building on the work of the ‘Welsh School’ of Security Studies, and drawing on contributions from the wider critical security literature, the book provides an emancipatory...

Biopolitics of Security: A Political Analytic of Finitude

Biopolitics of Security: A Political Analytic of Finitude

1st Edition

Michael Dillon
January 29, 2015

Taking its inspiration from Michel Foucault, this volume of essays integrates the analysis of security into the study of modern political and cultural theory. Explaining how both politics and security are differently problematised by changing accounts of time, the work shows how, during the course...

Transnational Companies and Security Governance: Hybrid Practices in a Postcolonial World

Transnational Companies and Security Governance: Hybrid Practices in a Postcolonial World

1st Edition

Jana Hönke
July 04, 2014

This book investigates governance practiced by non-state actors. It analyses how multinational mining companies protect their sites in fragile contexts and what that tells us about political ordering 'beyond' the state.  Based on extensive primary research in the Democratic Republic of Congo,...

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