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Losing Control

Losing Control

Global Security in the 21st Century

Paul Rogers



New edition of global security expose which argues that elite societies cannot maintain their power and position in an increasingly divided world.

When Losing Control was first published a decade ago it was years ahead of its time. Its argument was simple - the real causes of global insecurity were the widening socio-economic divide, global marginalisation and environmental limitations, especially climate change and conflict over energy resources.

Paul Rogers, one of the most original thinkers on international security, pointed to a world in which irregular warfare from the margins would prevent powerful states from maintaining their position. He even predicted accurately how the United States would respond to a catastrophic attack.

The new edition brings the whole analysis right up to date, arguing persuasively that the world's elite cannot maintain control and that a far more emancipatory and sustainable approach to global security has to be developed.

Paul Rogers is Professor of Peace Studies at Bradford University. His books include, Losing Control (Pluto, 2010), Into the Long War (Pluto, 2006) and A War Too Far (Pluto, 2006).

'Outstanding ... combines a glimpse behind the security screens with a sharp analysis of the real global insecurities - growing inequality and unsustainability' - New Internationalist

'Paul Rogers is one of those dangerous people who can change your mind' - Rear Admiral Richard Cobbold, CB, FRAeS, Former Director, Royal United Services Institution for Defence Studies

'No security policy adviser or analyst worth their salt can afford to be without this book' - Dr Scilla Elworthy, Founding Director, Oxford Research Group.

Introduction to the First Edition
Introduction to the Second Edition
Introduction to the Third Edition
1. A Violent Peace
2. Learning from the Cold War
3. Nuclear Futures
4. Taming the Jungle
5. The New Security Paradigm
6. Losing Control
7. Shifting the Paradigm
8. 11 September and the New American Century
9. War on Terror and Axis of Evil
10. Old and New Thinking
Published by Pluto Press in Mar 2010
eBook ISBN: 9781783718467

240 pages

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