The original Handbook of International Relations was the first authoritative and comprehensive survey of the field of international relations. In this eagerly-awaited new edition, the editors have once again drawn together a team of the world’s leading scholars of international relations to provide a state-of-the-art review and indispensable guide to the field, ensuring its position as the pre-eminent volume of its kind. A genuinely international undertaking, the handbook reviews the many historical, philosophical, analytical and normative roots to the discipline and the key contemporary topics of research and debate today. The Handbook of International Relations remains an essential benchmark publication for all advanced undergraduates, graduate students and academics in politics and international relations.
The definition of security as the absence of existential threats to one state emanating from another has come under fire (Booth, 2005). First, the state is said to not be the only and/or appropriate subject of security. Social, ethnical, religious minorities (‘societal security’) (see Waever et al., ...