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Introduction

Authored by: J. Peter Burgess

The Routledge Handbook of New Security Studies

Print publication date:  January  2010
Online publication date:  January  2010

Print ISBN: 9780415484374
eBook ISBN: 9780203859483
Adobe ISBN: 9781135166205

10.4324/9780203859483.ch1

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Abstract

This volume appears just as the dust begins to settle over a period of rich, productive and stimulating transformation in the field of security studies. 1 Since the late 1980s and the receding of the Cold War, a flurry of research and scholarship has nurtured new theoretical positions, generated a treasure trove of new empirical material, and developed new methodologies to unite them. Though there are signs of a levelling-out of this flood of activity, it is unlikely that the evolution of security thinking will diminish. Indeed, much suggests that this vigorous development will continue.

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