Governing Borderless Threats Non-Traditional Security and the Politics of State Transformation Shahar Hameiri and Lee Jones Cambridge University Press, 2015 'Non-traditional' security problems like pandemic diseases, climate change and terrorism now pervade the global agenda. Many argue that sovereign state-based governance is no longer adequate, demanding and constructing new approaches to manage border-spanning threats. Drawing on critical literature in political science, political geography and political economy, this is the first book that systematically explains the outcomes of these efforts. It shows that transboundary security challenges are primarily governed not through supranational organisations, but by transforming state apparatuses and integrating them into multilevel, regional or global regulatory governance networks. The socio-political contestation shaping this process determines the form, content and operation of transnational security governance regimes. Using three in-depth case studies – environmental degradation, pandemic disease, and transnational crime – this innovative book integrates global governance and international security studies and identifies the political and normative implications of non-traditional security governance, providing insights for scholars and policymakers alike. Contents Introduction Part I: Theory   1. Security and governance: existing approaches   2. The state transformation approach Part II: Case Studies:   3. Governing transboundary pollution: Southeast Asia's haze   4. Governing infectious disease: H5N1 avian influenza in Southeast Asia   5. Governing transnational crime: securitisation and the global anti-       money-laundering regime Conclusion
Reviews “Many of today's major global challenges  - natural disasters, climate change, organized crime, capital flight - defy conventional intellectual frameworks. This book brilliantly demonstrates the mismatch using Southeast Asian cases and shows us how to move beyond it.”    John Agnew, UCLA “Combining innovative theoretical work with detailed empirical research, Hameiri and Jones make a significant and timely contribution to the study of security governance.”    Columba Peoples, University of Bristol  “Security underpins a wide range of public goods traditionally the province of states. Today, security challenges are increasingly complex and transboundary, transforming and rescaling governance. Governing Borderless Threats  reframes these issues in cutting-edge ways both empirically and theoretically.”    Philip G. Cerny, University of Manchester and Rutgers University “Offering an innovative theoretical perspective, this highly readable book shows how the global governance of transnational security threats is contingent on local power struggles over the rescaling of the state.”    Rita Abrahamsen, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa “Admirable... highly welcome... clear, intelligent and articulate... The literature review is exemplary... and the theoretical framework is backed by a convincing range of interlocking and substantial arguments... a model example of how to construct a monograph-length study and how to carry it out in an elegant style. I readily recommend it to... [scholars] interested in the governance dynamics surrounding new kinds of security threats.”     Mark Rhinard, Stockholm University, Public Administration (early online 3.2.16) “[T]his volume focuses on ‘security governance’, a theme often neglected in scholarly work on new security issues... [its] great strength is in the detailed case studies that look in depth at the practical arrangements. The conclusions are... convincing”.      Simon Dalby, Balsillie School of International Affairs, ACUNS, 29 March 2016 “The great strength of this book lies in its innovation to offer a new approach [to] governing border-spanning threats, and also its in-depth case studies that are gained from extensive field research... [allowing] the authors to capture the real situation on the ground, especially in the developing countries”.      Lidya Christin Sinaga, Centre for Political Studies, Indonesian Institute of Sciences, Journal of ASEAN Studies 4, 2       (2016): 183-6 (pdf).
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Lee Jones                                     Publications