Policy Press

Comparisons in Global Security Politics

Representing and Ordering the World

Edited by Kerrin Langer, Mathias Albert and Thomas Müller

Published

Sep 26, 2024

Page count

288 pages

ISBN

978-1529241839

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Sep 26, 2024

Page count

288 pages

ISBN

978-1529241853

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Sep 26, 2024

Page count

288 pages

ISBN

978-1529241846

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press
Comparisons in Global Security Politics

Thomas Müller is Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Sociology at Bielefeld University.

Mathias Albert is Professor of Political Science at the Faculty of Sociology at Bielefeld University.

Kerrin Langer is Research Associate at the Bundeswehr Centre of Military History and Social Sciences in Potsdam.

1. Introduction: Practices All the Way Down? Comparisons in Global Security Politics - Thomas Müller, Mathias Albert and Kerrin Langer

Part 1: Teasing out Comparative Practices

2. The Construction of Status in Security Politics: Rules, Comparisons, and Second-Guessing Collective Beliefs - Paul Beaumont

3. Defence Analysis and Military Data at the IISS: How to Count and When is a Tank Modern? - Bastian Giegerich and James Hackett

4. Seeing Deterrence and Defense: Visual Representations of Military Force Comparison between NATO and the Warsaw Pact in the 1980s - Gabi Schlag

5. What Drives Status Comparisons? An Experimental Study of Status Attribution in the Field of Space Exploration - Paul Musgrave and Steven Ward

Part 2: How Comparisons Constitute Governance Objects

6. Not Yet Comparable? Maritime Security Knowledge and the Messiness of Epistemic Infrastructures - Christian Bueger

7. Framing (State) Fragility: The Construction of Imaginary Global Spaces - Keith Krause

8. Mapping the Dark and Ornamenting the Order: Comparisons in Global Crime Governance - Anja P. Jakobi and Lena Herbst

9. The Cybersecurity Ecosystem and the Datafication of Threats and Capabilities - Madeleine Myatt and Thomas Müller

Part 3: How Comparisons Reshape Competitive Dynamics

10. ‘The Old World Fought, the Modern World Counts’: Naval Armament Policies, Force Comparisons and International Status, 1889-1922 - Kerrin Langer

11. Force Comparison and Conventional Arms Control at the End of the East West Conflict - Hans-Joachim Schmidt

12. ‘Winning the Technology Competition’: Narratives, Power Comparisons, and the US-China AI Race - Nike Retzmann

13. Conclusion: Comparative Ordering in Security Politics and Beyond - Thomas Müller