Security Studies

Our Routledge Military and Security Studies handbooks showcase the best in cutting-edge research across the entire subject area from established sub-disciplines to emerging areas. Our security titles have excellent coverage of key disciplines such as security studies, intelligence studies, terrorism studies, and peace and conflict studies, and within military studies cover key topics such as counter-insurgency, naval strategy, and civil-military relations. Our handbooks also examine the most topical themes and issues, from defence studies, nuclear proliferation, Arctic security, human security, media and security, gender and security, to radicalisation and de-radicalisation. This subject’s full title listing can be downloaded here. As long as there are a minimum of titles available within a subject area then these titles can be purchased within a Subject Collection. New Subject Collections are created annually as new titles are added to the platform. 

This Handbook offers a comprehensive examination of the Responsibility to Protect norm in world politics, which aims to end mass atrocities against civilians.
This new Handbook offers a wide-ranging overview of current scholarship on the Cold War, with essays from many leading scholars.
This Handbook will serve as a standard reference guide to the subject of human security, which has grown greatly in importance over the past twenty years.
This new Routledge Handbook offers a comprehensive, state-of-the-art overview of the meanings and uses of the term ‘peacebuilding’, and presents cutting-edge debates on the practices conducted in the ...
This volume offers an overview of the methodologies of research in the field of military studies.
This new Handbook brings together key experts on European security from the academic and policy worlds to examine the European Union (EU) as an international security actor.
This comprehensive new Handbook explores the significance and nature of armed intrastate conflict and civil war in the modern world.
This new Handbook offers a comprehensive overview of contemporary extensions and alternatives to the just war tradition in the field of the ethics of war.
This new Handbook examines the issues, challenges, and debates surrounding the problem of security in Africa.
The Routledge Companion to Intelligence Studies provides a broad overview of the growing field of intelligence studies.
This major new Handbook synthesises more than two decades of scholarly research, and provides a comprehensive overview of the field of terrorism studies.
This Handbook examines the subject of energy security: its definition, dimensions, ways to measure and index it, and the complicating factors that are often overlooked.
This new Handbook offers a combination of theoretical, thematic and empirical analyses of the statebuilding regime, written by leading international scholars.
This new handbook provides an introduction to current sociological and behavioral research on the effects of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
This new Handbook provides readers with the tools to understand the evolution of transatlantic security from the Cold War era to the early 21st century.
This new Handbook gathers together state-of-the-art theoretical reflection and empirical research by a group of leading international scholars in the subdiscipline of Critical Security Studies.
Focusing on contemporary challenges, this major new Handbook offers a wide-ranging collection of cutting-edge essays from leading scholars in the field of Security Studies.
This new handbook provides a wide-ranging overview of the current state of academic analysis and debate on insurgency and counterinsurgency, as well as an-up-to date survey of contemporary insurgent m...
This new Handbook offers a wide-ranging, internationally focused overview of the field of civil–military relations.
This Handbook breaks new ground by addressing global security through the lens of religion and examining the role religion plays in both war and peace.
The Routledge Handbook of American Military and Diplomatic History provides a comprehensive analysis of the major events, conflicts, and personalities that have defined and shaped the military history...
This new Handbook is a comprehensive examination of the rich and complex issues of nuclear proliferation in the early 21st century.
The Companion on Humanitarian Action addresses the political, ethical, legal and practical issues which influence reactions to humanitarian crisis.
This topical volume offers a comprehensive review of secret intelligence organizations and activities.
This major new Handbook provides a cutting-edge and transdisciplinary overview of the main issues, debates, state-of-the-art methods, and key concepts in peace and conflict studies today.
The Routledge Handbook of Military Ethics is a comprehensive reference work that addresses concerns held in common by the military services of many nations.
This major Handbook comprises cutting-edge essays from leading scholars in the field of Conflict Analysis and Resolution (CAR).
This new Handbook presents an overview of cutting-edge research in the growing field of global health security.
This new Handbook is a comprehensive collection of cutting-edge essays on all aspects of Latin American Security by a mix of established and emerging scholars.
This research collection provides a comprehensive study of important strategic, cultural, ethical and philosophical aspects of modern warfare.
This Companion provides scholars and graduates, serving and retired military professionals, members of the diplomatic and policy communities concerned with security affairs and legal professionals who...
This new handbook is a comprehensive collection of cutting-edge essays that investigate the contribution of Critical Terrorism Studies to our understanding of contemporary terrorism and counterterrori...
This revised and updated second edition features over twenty new chapters and offers a wide-ranging collection of cutting-edge essays from leading scholars in the field of Security Studies.
A comprehensive overview of the latest research in religion and conflict resolution, this collection of twenty three essays brings together leading scholars in the field examining the contribution rel...
Many different social scientists have been challenged by the origins of wars, their immediate causes and the mechanisms leading to the breakdown of peaceful relations.
Examining the past, present and future formulation and implementation of US foreign policy, this research companion provides a range of interpretations of the topic so that the reader comes away with ...
This new handbook is about the practices of conducting research on military issues.
Conveniently structured into five sections, The Routledge Research Companion to Outsourcing Security offers an overview of the different ways in which states have come to rely on private con...
Aimed at scholars, students and lay persons interested in peace and conflict studies, The Ashgate Research Companion to Political Violence is a comprehensive resource to understand the principal debat...
This Handbook links the growing body of media and conflict research with the field of security studies.
This new handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the issues facing naval strategy and security in the twenty-first century.
The Routledge History of Gender, War, and the U.
The Routledge Handbook of Asian Security Studies provides a detailed exploration of security dynamics in the three distinct subregions that comprise Asia, and also bridges the study of these regions b...
This new Handbook offers a comprehensive overview of current research on private security and military companies, comprising essays by leading scholars from around the world.
Interest in pacifism?an idea with a long history in philosophical thought and in several religious traditions?is growing.
The Routledge Handbook of Defence Studies provides a comprehensive collection of essays on contemporary defence studies by leading international scholars.
The Routledge History of Global War and Society offers a sweeping introduction to the most significant research on the causes, experiences, and impacts of war throughout history.
The Routledge Handbook of Human Rights and Disasters provides the first comprehensive review of the role played by international human rights law in the prevention and management of natural and techno...
The Routledge Handbook of Air Power offers a comprehensive overview of the political purposes and military importance of air power.
The past two decades have witnessed the emergence of a large body of research examining the linkage between environmental scarcity, violent conflict, and cooperation.
This new Handbook provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art overview of current knowledge and debates on terrorism and counterterrorism, as well as providing a benchmark for future research.
This handbook provides a comprehensive look at the study of gender and security in global politics.
The Routledge Handbook on Israeli Security provides an authoritative survey of both the historical roots of Israel?s national security concerns and their principal contemporary expressions.
An original contribution to our understanding of a phenomenon that is reshaping the world, this title thoroughly discusses the transformation of the energy security policy arena brought on by two dram...
The economic growth of East and South-East Asia in the context of the global financial crisis has strengthened the view that this region is emerging in the 21st century as the most economically vibran...
Security and Conflict in East Asia provides a timely and thorough analysis of the sources and implications of conflict on the Korean peninsula, China and Japan, the three biggest economies in the worl...
There was an expectation that the end of the Cold War would herald a new era of peace and stability in which the importance of nuclear weapons was marginalized.
Issues of defence politics and policy have long been at the forefront of political agendas and defining of international affairs.
The Global Arms Trade is written by a team of security experts drawn from around the world, analysing a phenomenon which has continued to flourish despite the end of the Cold War and the preoccupation...
<P>The <I>Routledge Handbook of Russian Security </I>offers<I> </I>a comprehensive collection of essays on all aspects of Russian security and foreign policy by internati...
<EM>Routledge Handbook on Middle East Security</EM> provides the first comprehensive look at Middle East security issues that includes both traditional and emerging security threats.
This volume provides an authoritative, cutting-edge resource on the characteristics of both technological and social change in warfare in the twenty-first century, and the challenges such change prese...
The Handbook of Communication and Security provides a comprehensive collection and synthesis of communication scholarship that engages security at multiple levels, including theoretical vs.
This new handbook provides a comprehensive and multidisciplinary overview of the theoretical and empirical aspects of state recognition in international politics.
This Companion examines contemporary challenges in Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) and offers practical solutions to these problems.
In an era of intensified international terror, universities have been increasingly drawn into an arena of locating, monitoring and preventing such threats, forcing them into often covert relationships...
? The Handbook of European Security Law and Policy offers a holistic discussion of the contemporary challenges to the security of the European Union and emphasizes the complexity of dealing with thes...
Military psychology has become one of the world?s fastest-growing disciplines with ever-emerging new applications of research and development.
The Routledge Handbook of International Cybersecurity examines the development and use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) from the perspective of international peace and security.
The Routledge Handbook of Arctic Security offers a comprehensive examination of security in the region, encompassing both state-based and militarized notions of security, as well as broader secur...
The Routledge Handbook of Deradicalisation and Disengagement offers an overview of the historical settings, theoretical debates, national approaches and practical strategies to deradicalisation and di...
This Handbook offers a comprehensive examination of the peace, security, and development nexus from a global perspective, and investigates the interfaces of these issues in a context characterised by ...
The Routledge Handbook of Indian Defence Policy brings together the most eminent scholarship in South Asia on India?s defence policy and contemporary military history.
This handbook explores how democracies around the world seek to balance democratic values with the requirement to protect their citizens from the threat of politically motivated violence.
This companion provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date comparative overview of the cyber-security strategies and doctrines of the major states and actors in Europe, North America, South America...
This book illustrates how Africa’s defence and security domains have been radically altered by drastic changes in world politics and local ramifications.
This handbook provides a comprehensive overview of feminist approaches to questions of violence, justice, and peace.
This handbook comprises essays by leading scholars and practitioners on the topic of U.
This handbook explores the challenges and opportunities for leadership and conflict response in the context of Africa at several levels.
This second edition of The Routledge Handbook of Civil-Military Relations offers a wide-ranging, internationally focused overview of the field of civil-military relations.
The Routledge Handbook on Environmental Security provides a comprehensive, accessible, and sophisticated overview of the field of environmental security.
This handbook offers a critical and substantial analysis of maritime security and documents the most pressing strategic, economic, socio-cultural and legal questions surrounding it.
This handbook offers a comprehensive analysis of peacebuilding in ethnic conflicts, with attention to theory, peacebuilder roles, making sense of the past and shaping the future, as well as case studi...
Africa lies at the centre of the international community�€�s peacebuilding interventions, and the continent�€�s rich multitude of actors, ideas, relationships, practices, experiences, locations, and c...
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