This read offers students an informed overview of the most significant work in security studies and features contributions from many of the leading scholars in the field. It is divided into the following sections: - What is security? - theories of security - security dimensions and issues - security frameworks and actors - the future of security. In order to guide students through the issues, the book has a substantial critical introduction exploring the development of security studies, as well as introductions to each section and editorial commentary on the readings themselves. Suggestions for further reading and questions for discussion are also included in each section. Security Studies will be invaluable for students of security studies and international relations.Hughes, Christopher is the author of 'Security Studies: A Reader', published 2009 under ISBN 9780415326018 and ISBN 041532601X.