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This publication presents overseas standpoint for these learning or operating within the defense area, from enforcement to coverage. It makes a speciality of non-traditional threats in a panorama that has been defined as transnational in nature and accommodates ordinary mess ups, gang violence, extremism and terrorism, among different concerns. Chapters offer leading edge considering on subject matters together with cyber safeguard, maritime protection, transnational crime, human safety, globalization and monetary defense. suitable theoretical frameworks are provided and readers are expertly guided via complicated threats, from issues relating well-being protection which pose threats not just to people but additionally have major nationwide safeguard implications, to concerns concerning serious infrastructure vulnerability and the complexity of figuring out terrorist operations. Authors show how rising uncertainties concerning international serious infrastructure and provide chain protection, nutrients safety, and well-being protection are associated with the concept of human safeguard. defense execs, coverage makers and teachers will all achieve from the insights, ideas and views during this publication. It builds knowing of the deepening and broadening area of protection reports and offers a important reference textual content for classes on safeguard reviews and overseas relations.

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G. impacts of natural hazards). • Security is a ‘reactive’ process (events disrupting trends): Security appears to be about knee-jerk reactions, but ideally should be about being able to accommodate events within consistent policy frameworks. • Globalisation of security: Events that occur outside of the UK—and Europe— can have direct impacts upon the security situation in the UK. Globalisation has a direct impact on security thinking. • The phenomena of ‘widening security’: Non-security events have become securitised, because in doing so it can make it possible to quickly mobilise resources.

Climate change and natural hazards will also remain prominent but to a different extent. Depending on the priorities of the next UK Government, climate change may receive less attention as its impacts are not deemed to be immediate or obvious. In addition, climate change is hard to securitise because it is understood very differently by different government departments (with the environmental side of it being predominant). Natural hazards on the other hand are—although reactively—increasingly being viewed as relevant to the security agenda, particularly after the floods in winter 2013.

Moreover, whilst it is a rationalist and state-based approach, neoliberalism places great value on non-state actors. This also extends to the role of non-state actors in security, both as sources of threats and as providers of security. Neorealism, on the other hand, has a tendency to argue that the nation-state has remained the principal agent in security, in particular, in terms of accountability, despite the advancement of globalization and the proliferation of transnational threats and actors (Ripsman and Paul 2010: 10).

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