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.
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