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Global Security in the Twenty-first Century: The Quest for Power and the Search for Peace Paperback – July 15, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-1442206144 ISBN-10: 1442206144 Edition: Second Edition

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Sean Kay has written one of those rare studies that is truly as important as its subject. With clear-eyed prose, sober intelligence, and scholarly depth, he examines a comprehensive array of today's new global security challenges—illuminating every important issue of the day related to international peace and stability, from crucial new areas such as the security consequences of global warming and energy scarcity to perennial problems in the search for international peace and prosperity. Anyone looking to make an impact on international affairs should start here! (Robert Pape, University of Chicago)

I would rank Global Security in the Twenty-first Century as one of the finest textbooks on the market today for international security courses. It presents an innovative and effective balance of classic and contemporary dimensions of security. Another great asset is Kay's deft ability to combine theoretical approaches and policy-oriented questions and frameworks. His book offers an authoritative, thoughtful, and highly engaging discussion of critical issues in global security. (Jeffrey S. Lantis, The College of Wooster)

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Sean Kay is professor of politics and government and chair of the International Studies Program at Ohio Wesleyan University. He is also a Mershon Associate at the Mershon Center for International Security Studies at The Ohio State University.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 410 pages
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; Second Edition edition (July 15, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1442206144
  • ISBN-13: 978-1442206144
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.1 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #242,405 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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