Globalization and Security

An Encyclopedia

by G. Honor Fagan and Ronaldo Munck, Editors


Globalization—the interconnections between national economies, cultures, and governments—has transformed human perspectives on the world in which we live. It has been a rapidly developing process. Especially since September 11, 2001, nations have increasingly focused on working together to establish collective global security.

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October 2009


Pages 887
Volumes 2
Size 6 1/8x9 1/4
Topics Security Studies/International and Transnational Security
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A unique set provides an up-to-date overview of the impact of globalization on international security by examining how the interrelationships of economics, politics, and culture determine levels of stability within regions around the world.

Globalization and Security: An Encyclopedia addresses the need for an authoritative, but accessible analysis of the impact of globalization on security and its multifaceted aspects. Broad in scope, this two-volume set covers the economic and political aspects of globalization, as well as its social and cultural impacts. More importantly, it is the first work to focus explicitly on security, including human security broadly conceived, and the role that globalization plays in the world's new and ever-evolving security environment.

While more books on globalization are becoming available, none focus on the impact of globalism on security-related issues as this set does. Drawing on the expertise of specialists from many disciplines and nations, Globalization and Security directly addresses the needs of one of the fastest-growing areas of study, the intersection of globalization and security worldwide.


  • The first work to focus explicitly on how globalization affects security issues
  • This set is written for a general audience, not just the specialized reader
  • Fills a void in the growing need for up-to-date globalization studies
Series Description

Praeger Security International

As the world gets "smaller" through technology and globalization, the security risks we face grow and multiply.

International security in the 21st century is not a topic that can be adequately addressed in nightly news soundbites or online articles intended to be relevant for 24 hours or less. Comprehending these complex issues requires insight from foreign policy specialists, diplomats, military officials, peace scholars, historians, and security experts—participants and observers on all sides of each conflict. This series provides the tools for understanding security issues in our uncertain, unstable world.

Written by subject experts and well-known researchers, the books in the Praeger Security International series give readers access to carefully considered and highly informed viewpoints on the critical security issues that threaten to destabilize our world. With titles authored by diplomats, first responders, economists, journalists, civil servants, military leaders and combatants, legal experts, psychologists, and other knowledgeable specialists, these books offer in-depth reflections, thorough analysis, and international perspectives that are unavailable in mass media. These titles represent an invaluable resource for students and researchers as well as anyone who seeks a deeper understanding of the complex issues that affect our lives and future.


  • Provides reliable, comprehensive information on all matters relating to security that is ideal for students, teachers, researchers, and professionals
  • Offers insightful commentaries written by a diverse group of scholars and experts who provide interdisciplinary treatments of newsworthy events and important historical occurrences
Author Info

G. Honor Fagan is a sociologist and dean of graduate studies at the National University of Ireland Maynooth. Since her early field research (Culture, Politics, and Irish School Dropouts: Constructing Political Identities published in 1995) she has researched women in South African townships, civil society, conflict resolution (in Colombia), and development issues, and has published an array of articles in leading scholarly journals and books. She was born in Ireland and has lectured in the United States, Northern Ireland, South Africa, and Britain.

Ronoldo Munk works in the president's office at Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland, and is responsible for internationalization and social development. He is also visiting professor of sociology at the University of Liverpool. His many published books cover a range of issues but have focused on international development and, more recently, the impact of globalization on social exclusion. Professor Munck was born in Argentina and has lectured in Europe, the Americas, Turkey and South Africa.



"This well-written and -organized collection would be of use to readers interested in the current state of globalization and its impact on the world at large. Recommended for both academic and public libraries."Library Journal

"This is a two-volume reference collecting articles on key issues and concepts concerning the relationship between globalization and security. The first volume is dedicated to political and economic aspects and includes 22 articles on citizenship, democracy, development, environmental insecurity, finance, food security/fisheries, geopolitics, global ethics and human security, human rights, imperialism, information wars, the nation-state, natural resources, the new economy, new wars, nongovernmental organizations, regionalism in the Americas and Eurasia, regulation, terrorism, trade, and transnational corporations. The second volume looks at social and cultural aspects and contains articles discussing the city and the self; consumerism; counterglobalization movements; crime; culture; education; fundamentalism; gender, human security, and globalized interconnectivity; global civil society; health security; indigenous peoples; inequality; the Internet and human security; media, public diplomacy, and security; migration; modernity; race and ethnicity; religion; social exclusion; social movements; and welfare. Each volume includes a glossary and an index."Reference & Research Book News

"For 60 years, Praeger, now an imprint of ABC-CLIO, has published outstanding titles in international and military
affairs, social issues, and politics; this two-volume, in-depth, subject encyclopedia is no exception. . . . The topics are interesting and timely, the writing is engaging, and the contributors are highly qualified. In seamless fashion this set takes readers from cultural homogenization to blood diamonds to counter-globalization to child soldiers. Essential. All academic libraries supporting upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, and researchers/faculty."Choice


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