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By Keith Krause, Michael C. Williams

This article takes factor with arguments that safeguard reviews is a self-discipline of restricted use in making feel of the post-Cold warfare global. It argues that the various best theoretical concerns in diplomacy can so much usefully be studied via a prism labelled "security studies". The ebook combines chapters which supply numerous severe views at the self-discipline and tackle a various diversity of theoretical issues, with chapters that research such noticeable concerns as guns proliferation and the altering which means of "security" for actors within the erstwhile clash among East and West.

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55. , 169–91. 56. , Whose Common Future? Reclaiming the Commons (London: Earthscan, 1993). 57. Faber, Environment under Fire: Imperialism and the Ecological Crisis in Central America (New York: Monthly Review Press, 1993). 58. Buzan, People, States and Fear. Other suggestions for extending contemporary Western economic patterns are also vulnerable to this critique. 59. Jim George, “Of Incarceration and Closure: Neo-Realism and the New/Old World Order,” Millennium 22:2 (1993), 197–234. This is a failing shared, for many of the same reasons, by scholars in Soviet studies.

One set of security priorities points to autarky, the other clearly to international interdependence. Dilemma 2: The War on Drugs Extending the theme of security to matters such as the so-called drug war in the United States suggest the dangers to a broadly conceived notion of security. S. 46 Where drugs are portrayed as an external threat to the social fabric of the state, their importation is viewed in analogous terms as an invasion, a violation of sovereignty. Frontiers are being violated, we are told; interdiction and military action are obviously the solution to the problem.

During that time the dangers of nuclear warfare also rendered all women vulnerable to violence as a consequence of the political arrangements that supported nuclear-weapon-based security policy. Precisely these political arrangements marginalized the role of women. It is not surprising that in a world of mutually assured destruction those with no direct stake in the military institutions often understood technological violence, the use of resources for military purposes, and the persistence of geopolitical divisions as the political problem rather than as a solution to problems of insecurity.

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