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Security 23/25 February 2010 1025.001 1
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Unit overview Security Definitions and approaches War Definitions and approaches The changing nature of conflict: (A) Nuclear weapons (B) Revolution in Military Affairs (C) New wars (D) Terrorism 2
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Security What is security? Wolfers : “Security, in any objective sense, measures the absence of threats to acquired values and in a subjective sense, the absence of fear that such values will be attacked” ( BSO p229). A contested concept. Why? Realism : focus on national interest, survival in anarchy. Traditional view. Uncertainty; concerns about cheating and relative gains 3
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Security Constructivists on security cooperation Security cooperation not just about coordination. After time, may develop into security communities : Group integrated to point where there is real assurance that members will not fight each other physically, but settle disputes in other ways— communication as cement; we-feeling (Adler and
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