Risk and Security

Authored by: Karen Lund Petersen

Routledge Handbook of Security Studies

Print publication date:  July  2016
Online publication date:  July  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138803930
eBook ISBN: 9781315753393
Adobe ISBN: 9781317620921


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In Security Studies, risk has become a forceful description of current trends in the American and European governance of security, portrayed in the management of global threats such as terrorism, climate change, organized crime, and nuclear proliferation. These policies are often described by concepts of risk, resilience, and precaution. But what exactly is the relation between Security Studies, risk, and these seemingly new practices of governance? And how do these concepts challenge the conventional understandings of risk and security?

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