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Handbook of Governance and Security

Edited by James Sperling, Professor of Political Science, University of Akron, US
The Handbook of Governance and Security examines the conceptual evolution of security governance and the different manifestations of regional security governance. In particular, James Sperling brings together unique contributions from leading scholars to explore the role of institutions that have emerged as critical suppliers of security governance and the ever-widening set of security issues that can be viewed profitably through a governance lens.
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Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 978 1 78195 316 7
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  • Politics and Public Policy
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The Handbook of Governance and Security examines the conceptual evolution of security governance and the different manifestations of regional security governance. In particular, James Sperling brings together unique contributions from leading scholars to explore the role of institutions that have emerged as critical suppliers of security governance, and the ever-widening set of security issues that can be viewed profitably through a governance lens.

The Handbook is divided into four sections which examine, in turn: the emergence, evolution, and forms of security governance, as well as the theoretical orientations that have so far dominated the literature (networks, multilateralism, regimes, and systems); the varieties and nature of security governance in eight discrete geostrategic regions; nine dimensions of governance that have been securitized in the post-Cold War period; and lastly the role of specific institutions in their regional context.

This comprehensive Handbook will be of interest to both academics and postgraduates as well as practitioners and specialists in security, foreign policy, and governance.
‘Ambitious, comprehensive, and impressive. James Sperling’s splendid edition is a milestone in scholarship on regional and global governance, security studies, and international relations. Covering theory, major world regions and key policy dimensions, as well as institutions and organizations, the volume sets the standard in the study of security governance. It is a remarkable achievement and a prime example of compelling editorial work.’
– Ulrich Krotz, Professor, Chair in International Relations, and Director of the Europe in the World programme at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Italy

‘This volume is a cutting-edge collection of articles on security governance that together cover a complex set of challenges and coordination efforts at the global, regional, and local level. The book demonstrates how the concept of security has gradually been broadened to not only a multiplicity of issues, but also a multiplicity of actors involved. It will certainly become a standard reference for scholars interested in understanding modern theories and practices of governance of security.’
– Luk Van Langenhove, Director, United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS), Belgium

‘James Sperling’s new book is a key reference point for anybody working on international security and governance. Handbook of Governance and Security takes stock of a decade of research and pushes the analysis of security governance into new fields. Covering regional security governance from the Arctic to South America, new threats from counter-terrorism to cyberspace, and governance institutions from the United Nations to the League of Arab States, the book provides a comprehensive understanding of security governance in theory and practice.’
– Elke Krahmann, Brunel University, UK

‘This up-to-date book provides IR scholars with a compelling and rigorous understanding of security governance. The contributions draw our attention to the conceptual, theoretical, and empirical underpinnings of this topic. Leading experts in the field thereby provide illuminating perspectives covering most of the world’s regions, institutions, and dimensions of security. This makes it a wonderfully comprehensive treatment of a crucial paradigm in the study of International Relations that has not received enough attention so far.’
– Stephanie C. Hofmann, Associate Professor of Political Science, Deputy Director, Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Switzerland

‘Overall, Sperling has positively gained momentum on a topic that might grow to become the most relevant lens to capture encompassing security practices worldwide. This handbook is a notable stepping stone worth the attention of all scholars and students exploring processes of security and governance.’
– Carlos Solar, Political Studies Review
Contributors: S. Aris, G. Bahgat, M. Beeson, S. Blavoukos, A. Boin, D. Bourantonis, P.D. Bujun, A. Chater, A. Cooley, A. Cottey, S.E. Davies, S. Dutt, M. Eilstrup-Sangiovanni, M. Ekengren, L. Fawcett, M. Foucault, D.J. Galbreath, W. Greaves, S. Harnisch, Y.K. Heng, A. Holmberg, P. Jackson, S. Jasper, S. Kay, N. Klein, T. Le, K. Lee, S. Lucarelli, K. McDonagh, F. Merand, J.D. Occhipinti, W. Rees, M. Rhinard, S. Sauerteig, A. Seidyusif, C.M. Shaw, J. Sperling, R. Tavares, P. Taylor, R.M. Uriu, T. Van de Graaf, C. Wagnsson, M. Webber
Contents:

Preface

PART I: INTRODUCTION
1. Introduction: Governance and Security in the 21st Century
James Sperling

PART II: (PRE-)THEORIES OF SECURITY GOVERNANCE
2. Security Governance
Mark Webber

3. Network Theory and Security Governance
Mette Eilstrup-Sangiovanni

4. Multilateral Governance
Sonia Lucarelli

5. Regime Complexity and Security Governance
David J. Galbreath and Sascha Sauerteig

6. Regional Security Governance
James Sperling

PART III: REGIONAL SECURITY GOVERNANCE
7. Arctic
Andrew Chater and Wilfrid Greaves

8. Central Asia
Alexander Cooley

9. Europe
Andrew Cottey

10. Northeast Asia
Robert M. Uriu and Tom Le

11. Persian Gulf
Sean Kay

12. South America
Rodrigo Tavares

13. South Asia
Sagarika Dutt

14. Southeast Asia
Mark Beeson

15. Regional Governance and Collective Action
Poorneema Devi Bujun, Martial Foucault and Frédéric Merand

PART IV: DIMENSIONS OF SECURITY GOVERNANCE
16. Civilian Crisis Management
Arjen Boin, Magnus Ekengren and Mark Rhinard

17. Conflict Management
Charlotte Wagnsson and Arita Holmberg

18. Cyberspace
Scott Jasper

19. Energy
Gawdat Bahgat

20. Health
Sara E. Davies

21. Maritime Space
Natalie Klein

22. Nonproliferation
Sebastian Harnisch

23. Transnational Criminality
John D. Occhipinti

24. Transnational Terrorism
Wyn Rees

PART V: INSTITUTIONS OF SECURITY GOVERNANCE
25. Financial Action Task Force
Yee Kuang Heng and Kenneth McDonagh

26. International Energy Agency
Thijs Van de Graaf

27. World Health Organization
Kelley Lee

28. African Union
Paul Jackson

29. Arctic Council
Andrew Chater

30. Collective Security Treaty Organisation
Stephen Aris

31. Commonwealth
Paul Taylor

32. European Union
James Sperling

33. League of Arab States
Louise Fawcett

34: NATO
Andrew Cottey

35. Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe
David Galbreath and Aynur Seidyusif

36. Organization of American States
Carolyn M. Shaw

37. United Nations
Spyros Blavoukos and Dimitris Bourantonis

Index