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The Risk Society at War: Terror, Technology and Strategy in the Twenty-First Century
In the globalised world of the twenty-first century, security policy in Western societies is driven by a wish to prevent future threats from becoming reality. Applying theories of 'risk society' toExpand
‘What's the Use of It?’: Danish Strategic Culture and the Utility of Armed Force
The article uses theories of strategic culture to show why Denmark has come to regard the use of armed force in new ways following the end of the Cold War. It is argued that Danish strategic cultureExpand
`It Sounds Like a Riddle': Security Studies, the War on Terror and Risk:
A research programme on `reflexive security' is emerging, as a number of students of international security are applying sociological insights of `risk society' to understand new discourses andExpand
Reflexive Security: NATO and International Risk Society
How is one to understand the West’s security policy in Europe after the end of the Cold War? The best way to gain such an understanding is, perhaps, to inquire how the West defines the threats of theExpand
The history of a lesson: Versailles, Munich and the social construction of the past
  • M. Rasmussen
  • Sociology
  • Review of International Studies
  • 1 October 2003
The article investigates the concept of lessons in IR. By means of a constructivist critique of the ‘lessons literature’, the article analyses one of the most important of IR lessons: that of Munich.Expand
The Military's Business: Designing Military Power for the Future
1. Introduction 2. The modern military system 3. The modern military system: the US case 4. The counterinsurgency business model 5. Converging technologies business model 6. Designer wars.
`A Parallel Globalization of Terror': 9-11, Security and Globalization
Little research exists on how the conception of world order in terms of globalization defines security policy. The way the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, DC, on 11 September 2001 wereExpand
The risk society at war