As an important aspect of human polity, the concept of security has an important place and space in politics. Though regularly mentioned or referred, the concept is rarely given a proper definition, usually left in the shadows of politics and policymaking and usually referred as a cause to an effect. Within the framework of this book, classic, modern and post-modern security issues are analyzed, while also focusing on the classical and diverse conceptual dimensions of security, current problems are also evaluated, especially in the axis of post-modern security studies. In security studies, a distinction is usually made between classical and post-modern approaches, but in this study, both are considered together. One of the important features of this work is that it offers a perspective from Turkish experts on the concept of security in international relations.
Arda Özkan is assistant professor at Ankara University Faculty of Applied Sciences Department of International Trade and Logistics.
Göktürk Tüysüzoğlu is associate professor at Giresun University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences Department of International Relations.
Introduction to Security by Burak Samih Gülboy
Chapter 1: Military Security: War and Transformation by A. Poyraz Gürson and Can Telemeci
Chapter 2: Political Security: As An Expanding and Transforming Concept by Göktürk Tüysüzoğlu
Chapter 3: Societal Security: A New Approach to Security in the Post-Cold War World by Bezen Balamir Coşkun and Ahmet Üçağaç
Chapter 4: Economic Security: Increasing Impact of Economic Factors on International Security by Selim Kurt
Chapter 5: Environmental Security: A New Dimension of Security Studies by Arda Özkan and David Hunter
Chapter 6: Energy and Security: Evolution of the Energy Security Concept: New Dimensions and Challenges by Azime Telli
Chapter 7: Cyber Security: General Perspectives on Cyber Security by Pelin Bolat and Gizem Kayışoğlu
Chapter 8: Urban Security: Integration of the Local into Security Studies by Senem Atvur and Asiye Gün Güneş Günal
Chapter 9: Maritime Security: Law and Order in the Seas by Levent Kırval and Sezer Ilgın
Chapter 10: Food Security: Change and Challenges in the International System
by Funda Ersoy
Chapter 11: Nuclear Security: Weapons and Peaceful Uses in Terms of Security by Funda Keskin Ata
Chapter 12: Space Security: Common Heritage of Humankind in Space Security by Aybüke İnan Şimşek
Chapter 13: Gender and Security: Building Ethics, Changing Norms in Global Politics by Gizem Bilgin
Chapter 14: Migration and Security: A Critical Interrogation of Migration Policies and Global Security Threats to Immigrants by Sanem Özer
Chapter 15: Water and Security: Understanding Water Security in The Context of Critical Hydropolitics the Case of Middle East Waterscape by Ahmet Conker
Chapter 16: Health and Security Understanding a Multi-layered Correlation by Tolga Çıkrıkçı and Caspar van den Berg
Chapter 17: Governance and Security: From a Maritime Perspective by Leyla Tavacıoğlu, Neslihan Gökmen İnan and Özge Eski
Chapter 18: Deterrence and Security: Theory and Practice of Deterrence in International Security by Yeliz Yazan Koç
Conclusion: Future of Security by Tarık Oğuzlu
"An excellent coverage of contemporary security studies, the book presents an up-to-date and comprehensive collection of papers on various aspects of traditional and non-traditional security issues. Delving into changing landscape of security studies in the 21st century, this book, with its wide-ranging focus and broader approach to security, will be an indispensable companion for students and specialists alike."