International security

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Hough, P. 2016. International security. in: SAGE Encyclopedia of Political Behaviour SAGE Publications.
Chapter titleInternational security
AuthorsHough, P.
Abstract

While security is the most fundamental of all political goals and personal desires, it is a condition that, in practice, is difficult to attain or advance, in large part because it is inherently relative, subjective, and multifaceted. The idea of “international security,” in political parlance and practice, reflects this in assuming that security at an individual, social, or national level is, to some degree, determined by events and political interactions external to a given country. This “internationalization” of security has advanced in line with the onset of globalization and the related changes that occurred to the international political landscape, particularly after the ending of the cold war. However, this internationalization has also come to be accompanied by much greater contestation over what the political pursuit ...

Research GroupLaw and Politics
LanguageEnglish
Book titleSAGE Encyclopedia of Political Behaviour
PublisherSAGE Publications
Publication process dates
Deposited03 May 2016
AcceptedMar 2016
Output statusPublished
Accepted author manuscript
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.4135/9781483391144
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