The Security Intersection

The Paradox of Power in an Age of Terror
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Dimensions and Pages: 230 x 150 mm, 321pp
  • EAN: 9781868144129
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‘The terrorist attacks in the United States, Bali and Madrid have underlined the urgent need to completely re-think our approaches to terrorism and security. In this original and provocative study, Greg Mills has made a major contribution to this debate, providing a wide-ranging and sophisticated review of the entire field, as well some though provoking suggestions for future policy.’ — Professor John McKay, Analysis International, Melbourne

The Security intersection is a must-read, cogently summarising and investigating the major security challenges of our dangerous times. Based on the author’s wide-ranging on-the-ground research in hot spots from Pakistan to Iraq, it is no dry academic text, being at once fast-paced, thoughtful, gripping, revealing, rigorous and insightful.’ —Professor Swaran Singh, School of International Studies, Jawaharal Nehru University, New Delhi


The rising influence of non-state actors in the management of international relations reflects both the increasing importance of economic affairs in a rapidly integrating and financially interdependent world, and the emergence of so-called ‘new issues’ that have to be factored into any foreign policy: the promotion of human rights and democracy, humanitarian concerns, drug abuse and trafficking, the spread of contagious diseases including HIV/AIDS, transnational crime, the safeguarding of the environment, poverty, the combating of terrorism, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, illegal weapons trafficking, and issues surrounding gender equality. Security Intersection offers an analysis of the policy options we might employ in providing and managing local, regional and global security, and examines the security issues involved in nation-building (especially with regard to Iraq, but also concerning intervention elsewhere) and security issues with regard to terrorism.

Greg Mills is Directo­r of the Brenthurst Foundation, Johannesburg

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