By Jose V. Ciprut
At the end of the deadliest century known to mankind, the world still finds itself mired in bloodshed. In addition to formal inter-state conflict, we see an increase in other forms of organized violence, including ethnic warfare, terrorism, civil conflict, and internationally necessitated "police" actions. The explanatory power of traditional notions of international security, which has provided a cornerstone for international relations theory as a whole, seems increasingly inadequate in helping to understand the makings of global security. Ciprut integrates the innovative thinking of some of the best scholars working on international relations and systematic security issues today. He offers a fundamental reassessment of what constitutes security and insecurity in an emerging global environment.