New Security Challenges
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Global Security in Times of Covid-19

Brave New World?

Editors: Varin, Caroline (Ed.)

  • Provides an urgent call to action for political leaders and society
  • Argues that the 2020 coronavirus pandemic's impact on global security both exacerbates old issues and creates new ones
  • Focuses on topics such as terrorism, crime, inequality, civil unrest and international cooperation
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About this book

Written in the middle of a pandemic, this book examines the effect of COVID-19 on regional and global security threats in the first 18 months of the crisis. Throughout history, epidemics have disrupted human civilisations, changed the structure of societies, decided the outcome of wars and prompted incredible technological innovation. Despite massive progress in science, institution-building and cooperation over the past 100 years, COVID-19 has revealed the weaknesses of a world under-prepared for a new disease – that had been widely expected and long overdue! This edited volume brings together leading security experts from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas and the Middle East to share their analysis of the COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on major security threats, including the rise of terrorists and criminal networks and global power politics. The book highlights important lessons learnt from all corners of the planet, in particular the need for cross-sectional, regional and international cooperation and solidarity when it comes to facing any transnational security threat that does not respect political boundaries.

About the authors

Caroline Varin is Senior Lecturer at Regent’s University London, UK, and CEO of Professors Without Borders. She holds a PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics. She has published four books, including Boko Haram and the War on Terror (2016), Violent Non-State Actors in Africa: Terrorists, Rebels and Warlords (2017), and Security in Nigeria: Contemporary Threats and Responses (2020).

Reviews

"Will the twenty-first be the century of global pandemics as the twentieth was the century of world wars and revolutions? Is this the sobering reality of the ‘brave new world’ which lies ahead of us? This timely and provocative collection of essays provides an acute and sustained analysis by an outstanding group of scholars of how Covid-19 has begun to reshape our thinking about security. One of the very few books whose own scale matches that of the challenge it describes." (Christopher Coker, Director, LSE IDEAS, London, UK) 

“The team which Caroline Varin has assembled demonstrates both the deep implications of covid for national and international institutions and its likely impact on all our futures. It is particularly strong in assessing the impact of covid at the grass roots across a range of countries.  Whether we consider personal security, the security of the state or the ability of the world to secure a path through climate change, the epidemic has opened a new and dangerous prospect. This is a thought provoking read shot through with original insights”. (Laurence Cockcroft - co-founder Transparency International)

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eBook 96,29 €
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  • Due: December 31, 2021
  • ISBN 978-3-030-82230-9
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Hardcover 124,79 €
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  • Due: December 31, 2021
  • ISBN 978-3-030-82229-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Global Security in Times of Covid-19
Book Subtitle
Brave New World?
Editors
  • Caroline Varin
Series Title
New Security Challenges
Copyright
2022
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-82230-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-82230-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-82229-3
Series ISSN
2731-0329
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 303
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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