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dc.contributor.author Smith, Steve
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-05T09:32:40Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-05T09:32:40Z
dc.date.copyright 2002
dc.date.issued 2009-02-05T09:32:40Z
dc.identifier.citation Smith, S. (2002). The concept of security before and after September 11. (RSIS Working Paper, No. 23). Singapore: Nanyang Technological University.
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10220/4423
dc.description.abstract (1) The Contested Concept of Security Steve Smith: The main theme underlying this paper is the contention that 'security' is "an essentially contested concept". The article attempts an overview of the current debates shaping the subfield of 'security studies'. Six main 'schools of thought' are examined in turn to demonstrate how each of these 'schools' challenge and contest the traditional agenda of 'security studies' by attempting to both widen and deepen the concept of 'security'. The last section concludes by examining the value of engaging in such debates on widening and deepening the term 'security' for international politics in our present age.
dc.format.extent 32 p.
dc.relation.ispartofseries RSIS Working Papers ; 023/02
dc.rights Nanyang Technological University
dc.subject DRNTU::Social sciences::Sociology::Terrorism
dc.title The concept of security before and after September 11
dc.type Working Paper
dc.contributor.school S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

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