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By Keith Krause, Michael Williams

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Severe safeguard reviews was once first released in 1997. a number of the finest concerns in post-Cold struggle diplomacy should be usefully tested via a prism categorized "security studies." those matters comprise demanding situations to the nation from "below" by means of ethnic and local fragmentations, and from "above" by way of international monetary, cultural, and environmental dynamics. This new quantity brings jointly a various staff of analysts trying to discover those matters and give a contribution to the improvement of a self-consciously serious point of view inside of safety stories. The individuals to this quantity supply a variety of essays that proportion the target of creating the grounds for a vast and reflective discussion in regards to the nature of protection and the perform of safeguard. Chapters tackle such themes as security-building in postapartheid South Africa, the discourse of defense in post-Cold conflict Europe, the development of the matter of guns proliferation, and the function of multilateral associations in peace and protection operations. working on either conceptual and functional degrees, serious safeguard reports at once engages sizeable concerns and questions of latest safety reviews in an effort to give a contribution to a theoretical reevaluation and functional reorientation of the sector. individuals: Amitav Acharya, York U, Toronto; Mohammed Ayoob, Michigan country U; Ken sales space, U of Wales, Aberystwyth, united kingdom; Beverly Crawford, U of California, Berkeley; Simon Dalby, Carleton U, Ottawa; Karin M. Fierke, Nuffield collage, Oxford U, united kingdom; Bradley S. Klein, Clark U; Ronnie D. Lipschutz, U of California, Santa Cruz; David Mutimer, Keele U, united kingdom; Thomas Risse-Kappen, U of Konstanz, Germany; Peter Vale, U of the Western Cape, South Africa; R. B. J. Walker, U of Victoria, British Columbia. Keith Krause is affiliate professor of political technological know-how at York collage in Toronto. Michael C. Williams is a professor of foreign politics at Aberystwyth collage, Wales. Copublished with the Uni

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50. , Green Security or Militarized Environment? (Aldershot: Dartmouth, 1994), 25-53. The conventional case for considering environmental factors as a security threat is made CONTESTING AN ESSENTIAL CONCEPT 29 in Norman Myers, Ultimate Security: The Environmental Basis of Political Stability (New York: Norton, 1993); see also Peter Stoett, "The Environmental Enlightenment: Security Analysis Meets Ecology," Coexistence 31:2 (1994), 127-47. 51. 6. 52. Al Gore, The Earth in Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit (New York: Plume, 1992); Robert Kaplan, "The Coming Anarchy," Atlantic Monthly 273:2 (1994), 44-76.

23. Christine Sylvester, Feminist Theory and International Relations (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994). 24. M. Cooke and A. : Princeton University Press, 1993). 25. R. B. J. Walker, Inside/Outside: International Relations as Political Theory (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993). 26. : Lynne Rienner, 1993). 27. Michael Shapiro, The Politics of Representation (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1988), 100. On the important theme of why sovereignty is not just sovereignty, see Cynthia Weber, Simulating Sovereignty (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995).

The military record on environmental protection in many societies is much less than reassuring. 55 Second, conventional formulations of security that support maintaining the North's political status quo implies maintaining consumer lifestyles, which in turn require protection of Northern access to resources around the world. On this large scale the environmentalsecurity discourse raises once again the simple but fundamental question of what exactly is being rendered secure. Whatever political arguments may have been made at the time, the United States was in a war in the Persian Gulf in 1991 at least in part to ensure the maintenance of oil supplies to the industrialized world.

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