This chapter raises the following main points: • The study of security has experienced a series of debates around the nature of the threats to security. • The early security scholars, as distinct from those who studied strategy and warfare, took a broad approach and argued that military and non-military means could achieve security. • During the Cold War the study of security focused on the most pressing security issue of the day – the nuclear standoff between the two superpowers. • In the post-Cold War era the broader approach to the study of security returned to the fore and included non-state actors and non-traditional sources of insecurity.
Field of Research
160607 International Relations 160604 Defence Studies
Socio Economic Objective
810107 National Security
HERDC Research category
BN Other book chapter, or book chapter not attributed to Deakin
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