This volume brings together a group of distinguished scholars to engage in a dialogue on key developments in the study of security.

The book provides a comprehensive overview of theoretical, empirical and methodological developments within security studies, whose political and societal importance has grown significantly in recent years. By bringing together scholars who hold differing perspectives on security, this volume provides insights into a variety of approaches and their newest developments, including ‘mainstream’ as well as heterodox perspectives on security. Thus, it aims to build bridges of communication between different ‘camps’ by initiating a dialogue on the identity and diversity of security studies. It does so in three parts: The first part of the book includes paradigmatic approaches to security that are closely connected to major debates in International Relations such as realism, institutionalism, constructivism as well as approaches to the culture, ethics of security and critical security studies. The second part places emphasis on the broadening and deepening of the concept of security in recent decades. It discusses key empirical frontiers including the continued centrality of the state, the link between democracy and security, environmental security as well as financial security. The third part of the book presents various methodological approaches to the question of security and peace. It provides an overview of new approaches such as the visual turn, quantifying security and method combinations.

This book will be of much interest to students of critical security studies, international relations and research methods.

chapter |32 pages

Transformations of security and security studies

An introduction to the volume
ByGabi Schlag, Julian Junk, Christopher Daase

part 1|75 pages

Paradigmatic Approaches to Security

chapter 1|16 pages

RealismNot expanding, but still evolving

ByCharles L. Glaser

chapter 3|12 pages

Is there life beyond language?

Discourses of security
ByKarin M. Fierke

chapter 4|12 pages

On paradox and pathologiesA cultural approach to security

ByChristopher Daase

chapter 5|15 pages

An ethics of security

ByJ. Peter Burgess

part 2|61 pages

Subjects of Security

chapter 7|16 pages

Democratic distinctiveness and the new security agenda

ByAnna Geis, Wolfgang Wagner

chapter 8|14 pages

Securing the environmentFrom defense to resilience

ByChris Methmann, Angela Oels

chapter 9|15 pages

Financial security 1

ByNina Boy

part 3|74 pages

Methodologies of Studying Security

chapter 10|17 pages

Imaging securityA visual methodology for security studies

ByGabi Schlag

chapter 11|26 pages

Global, state, and individual security in quantitative conflict research 1

ByHåvard Hegre, Idunn Kristiansen

chapter 12|17 pages

Combining methodsConnections and zooms in analysing hybrids

ByJulian Junk, Valentin Rauer

chapter |13 pages

A dialogue on the identity and diversity of security studies

A conclusion to the volume
ByJulian Junk, Gabi Schlag, Christopher Daase