Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
The Palgrave Handbook of National Security
Foyalty 480

The Palgrave Handbook of National Security (Hardback)

Pre-order for despatch on publication.


This handbook provides a comprehensive analysis of the contemporary theory, practice and themes in the study of national security.

Part 1: Theories examines how national security has been conceptualised and formulated within the disciplines international relations, security studies and public policy.

Part 2: Actors shifts the focus of the volume from these disciplinary concerns to consideration of how core actors in international affairs have conceptualised and practiced national security over time.

Part 3: Issues then provides in-depth analysis of how individual security issues have been incorporated into prevailing scholarly and policy paradigms on national security.

While security now seems an all-encompassing phenomenon, one general proposition still holds: national interests and the nation-state remain central to unlocking security puzzles. As normative values intersect with raw power; as new threats meet old ones; and as new actors challenge established elites, making sense out of the complex milieu of security theories, actors, and issues is a crucial task - and is the main accomplishment of this book.

History & PoliticsMilitary StudiesHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentInternational relationsHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical activismTerrorism, armed struggle Publisher: Springer Nature Switzerland AG Publication Date: 23/09/2021 ISBN-13: 9783030534936  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
Availability: Pre-order for despatch on publication. Pre-Order

Michael Clarke is Associate Professor at the National Security College, Australian National University, and Director of the ANU-Indiana University Pan-Asia Institute. His main research specialisations are the history and politics of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, People's Republic of China (PRC), Chinese foreign policy in Central Asia, Central Asian geopolitics, American grand strategy and foreign policy, and nuclear proliferation and non-proliferation. He is the author of Xinjiang and China's Rise in Central Asia - A History (2011) and Australian Nuclear Policy: Reconciling Strategic, Economic and Normative Interests (with Andrew O'Neil and Stephan Fruhling, 2015); editor of Inside Xinjiang: Analysing Space, Place and Power in China's Muslim North-West (with Anna Hayes, 2016); editor of Terrorism and Counterterrorism in China: Domestic and Foreign Policy Dimensions (2018); and editor of The Belt and Road Initiative and the Future of Regional Order (with Matthew Sussex and Nick Bisley, 2020). His commentary has also been published by Foreign Policy, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, BBC News, and The Diplomat, amongst others. Adam Henschke is an applied ethicist, working on areas that cross over between ethics, technology and security. He is a senior lecturer at the National Security College (NSC), Australian National University, where he teaches on ethics and military technologies, the ethics of national security, and diseases and national security. His research concerns ethical and philosophical analyses of technologies and their uses, military ethics and on relations between ethics and national security. He has published on surveillance, ethics of cybersecurity, emerging military technologies, intelligence and the Internet of Things. His recent research includes funded projects on the ethics of counter-terrorism, the moral foundations of just intelligence institutions, and the emerging challenges to liberal democracies from foreign influence, interference and intelligence operations. He is the author of Ethics in an Age Of Surveillance, (2017) and editor of Binary Bullets: The Ethics of Cyberwarfare (with Fritz Allhoff and Bradley Strawser, 2016). Matthew Sussex is Associate Professor at the National Security College, Australian National University. His main research specialisations encompass Russian foreign and security policy, strategic studies, cyber-enabled information operations, energy security, and Australian foreign policy. He is particularly interested in contemporary trends in political warfare, especially in 'hybrid' conflict and in the evolution of propaganda. His recent solo or collaborative book projects include The Belt and Road Initiative and the Future of Regional Order (2020); Eurasian Integration, Central Asia and the New Geopolitics of Energy: Confrontation and Consolidation (2015); Power, Politics and Confrontation in Eurasia: Foreign Policy in a Contested Region (2015); Violence and the State (2015) and Conflict in the Former USSR (2012). Tim Legrand is Associate Professor at the University of Adelaide, Australia. His interdisciplinary research concerns the structures, agents and processes of international relations and public administration. His work draws on, and contributes to, political science, law, international relations, security studies and public policy around several research streams: the governance of national security; international policy transfer; transgovernmental policy networks; and emergency policy and crisis management. His research has been published in Public Administration, Political Studies, Review of International Studies, Security Dialogue, Policy Studies, British Politics, European Political Science, and the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis. He is the author of Banning Them, Securing Us? Terrorism, Parliament and the Ritual of Proscription (with Lee Jarvis, 2020) and editor of The Proscription of Terrorist Organisations: Modern Blacklisting in Global Perspective (with Lee Jarvis, 2019).

More books by Michael Clarke

More books by Adam Henschke

More books by Matthew Sussex

More books by Tim Legrand

Leave Review

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

We are experiencing delays with deliveries to many countries, but in most cases local services have now resumed. For more details, please consult the latest information provided by Royal Mail's International Incident Bulletin. 


Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
Free UK Standard Delivery on Orders Over £25 (2nd Class)     3-5 Days
UK Standard Delivery (2nd Class) £2.99 £0.00 3-5 Days
UK 1st Class Delivery £3.99 £0.00 2-3 Days

Click & Collect / 
Delivery to a Foyles Bookshop


Free Free Currently not available
UK Courier* £7.95 £0.00 1 Working Day
Western Europe**Airmail £9.00 £1.00 7-8 Days
Rest of World Airmail £12.50 £1.00 7-10 Days

* For courier service please contact the Charing Cross Road store

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

For goods delivered outside of the UK, the consignee (ie the person to whom the consignment is sent) will be the declarant and importer into the country for which the consignment is destined. The consignee will be responsible for both customs clearance and payment of customs duties and local taxes where required.

Customs Charges - if you are ordering goods for delivery outside of the UK, please note that your consignment may be subject to VAT (Value Added Tax), other taxes, customs duties and/or fees levied by the destination country. Any such charges levied in relation to customs clearance must be borne by you. It is accepted by you that Foyles has no control over additional charges in relation to customs clearance. Foyles recommend that you check with your local customs officials or post office for more information regarding importation taxes/duties that may be applicable to your online order.

Delivery Help & FAQs

A Year of Books Subscription Packages 

Delivery is free for the UK. Western Europe costs £60 for each 12 month subscription package purchased. For the Rest of the World the cost is £100 for each package purchased. All delivery costs are charged in advance at time of purchase. For more information please visit the A Year of Books page.

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

The Clergy and the Modern Middle ...
Mohammad R. Kalantari
Shadows of Suspicion:...
Rizwaan Sabir
Shadows of Suspicion:...
Rizwaan Sabir
The Bus on Jaffa Road: A Story of...
Mike Kelly
© W&G Foyle Ltd
Foyles uses cookies to help ensure your experience on our site is the best possible. Click here if you’d like to find out more about the types of cookies we use.
Accept and Close