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Security Issues in the Post-cold War World

Edited by M. Jane Davis, Lecturer, Department of International Politics, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK
Security Issues in the Post-Cold War World focuses on the changing international security agenda and the serious political instabilities – many rooted in ethnic nationalisms and long-standing border disputes – which have resurfaced with the end of the Cold War. After essays re-examining perennial security problems – including collective security, nuclear proliferation and environmental security – a series of regional studies focuses on the particular problems facing Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia.
Extent: 256 pp
Hardback Price: £89.00 Web: £80.10
Publication Date: 1996
ISBN: 978 1 85898 334 9
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The end of the Cold War revolutionized East–West relations, yet we still live in an ungoverned world of states which recognize no authority above themselves and whose conduct is minimally constrained by considerations of law and morality.

Security Issues in the Post-Cold War World focuses on the changing international security agenda and the serious political instabilities – many rooted in ethnic nationalisms and long-standing border disputes – which have resurfaced with the end of the Cold War. After essays re-examining perennial security problems – including collective security, nuclear proliferation and environmental security – a series of regional studies focuses on the particular problems facing Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia.

Drawing on a wide body of analysis and research on the international system, the contributors to this volume conclude that, despite the ending of the Cold War, ‘security’, whether defined narrowly or widely, is a scarce commodity.
‘. . . the book makes a significant contribution to the contemporary literature on the meaning and scope of security, as well as providing some useful insights into how traditional and emerging security issues are affecting individual states and regions. It will be of particular value to undergraduates and those who wish to gain an introduction to the complex world of international security.’
– Alan Dupont, Australian Journal of International Affairs

‘The book offers a distinctive critical analysis of security issues in the world’s regions that remained in spite of the end of global bipolarity. . . many of [the essays] would be interesting and useful for scholars and students of international relations, and of the security issues of Europe, the ASEAN countries, and the Middle East.’
– Alfia Abazova, Pacifica Review
Contributors: A. Acharya, A. Collins, S.J. Davies, J.C. Garnett, C. Jones, A. Macmillan, R.T. Maddock, J.G. Mathers, J. Morris, R. Stubbs, N.J. Wheeler, R.Wyn Jones
Contents: Introduction: Conflict and Security in the ‘New World Order’ 1. European Security After the Cold War 2. Russian National Security Policy after the Cold War 3. Culture and Conflict in the post-Cold War 4. The Security of Arab Gulf States and the End of the Cold War: External Security Versus Internal Stability 5. The Perils of Prosperity? Security and Economic Growth in the ASEAN region 6. The United Nations: Collective Security and Individual Rights 7. Security, Nuclear Proliferation and the End of the Cold War 8. Environmental Security 9. The Security Dilemma 10. Travel Without Maps: Thinking About Security After the Cold War Index