1: Introduction 2: A contested nature 3: The problem of war 4: The United Nations 5: The changing nature of armed conflict 6: Human security and development 7: Resources, climate change, and capitalism 8: Saviours or sinners? 9: The politics of fear and control
Christopher S. Browning is Associate Professor of International Security at the University of Warwick. He has published widely on his core research interests of identity politics, critical approaches to security and critical geopolitics and has a particular interest in the politics of civilisations, the performance of nationhood and the constitution of security communities in the Nordic region, Europe and the West. His most recent books include: Constructivism, Narrative and Foreign Policy Analysis: A Case Study of Finland (2008) and The Struggle for the West: A Divided and Contested Legacy (2010).
`The book is accessible and well suited to courses in security studies; it would also serve as a useful introduction for citizens who would like to know more about the risks they face and the ways in which their governments might respond to those risks.' Ray Takeyh, Survival: Global Politics and Strategy