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State, Society and National Security

Challenges and Opportunities in the 21st Century

State, Society and National Security by Shashi Jayakumar
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Addressing the complexities of radicalisation, resilience, cyber, and homeland security, State, Society and National Security: Challenges and Opportunities in the 21st Century aims to shed light on what has changed in recent years security discourse, what has worked (as well as what has not), and what the potential further evolutions within each domain might be.

The release of this book commemorates the 10th anniversary of the creation of the Centre of Excellence for National Security (CENS) — a policy-oriented security think tank within the S Rajaratnam School for International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, as well as the 10th edition of CENS' annual Asia-Pacific Programme for Senior National Security Officers (APPSNO), which has developed into a premier international security conference in Southeast Asia.

Featuring contributions from practitioners, policy experts and academics closely linked to CENS, this volume is a reminder of the meaningful and impact-creating insights that 10 years' worth of thinking and talking about national security imperatives have generated.

Contributors to this volume include Professor Sir David Omand, former director of the United Kingdom's Government Communication Headquarters (GCHQ), Steven R Corman, Professor in the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, Marc Sageman, former operations officer at the United States Central Intelligence Agency, Ilan Mizrahi, former Head of Israel's National Security Council and John, Lord Alderdice, Liberal Democrat member of the House of Lords and Senior Research Fellow and Director of the Centre for the Resolution of Intractable Conflict at Harris Manchester College, Oxford.

This book has been written in a manner that makes it accessible to policymakers, security practitioners and academics, as well as interested lay readers.

  • National Security:
    • Securing the State: A Conversation with Peter Ho and Benny Lim
    • Thinking about National Security (Professor Sir David Omand)
    • Strategic Intelligence Challenges in the 21st Century (Ilan Mizrahi)
    • The Velocity of Change: Global Threats, Moore's Law and Securing the Future (David F Heyman)
  • Resilience:
    • The Role of Community Resilience in Advancing Security (Stephen E Flynn)
    • Social Resilience and the Troubles in Northern Ireland (John, Lord Alderdice)
    • Resilience and National Security: "Everyone Has a Plan 'Til They Get Punched in the Mouth" (Norman Vasu)
  • Radicalisation and Extremism:
    • On Radicalization (Marc Sageman)
    • 'Radicalisation': The Transformation of Modern Understanding of Terrorist Origins, Psychology and Motivation (Andrew Silke and Katherine Brown)
    • Radicalisation into Violent Extremism: A New Synthesis? (Kumar Ramakrisha)
  • Strategic and Crisis Communications:
    • The 21st Century Strategic Communication Landscape and its Challenges for Policymakers (Steven R Corman)
    • Digital Naturals and the Effects of Social Media on Disaster Communication (W Timothy Coombs)
    • The Evolution, Impact and Future of Social Media for National Security (Damien D Cheong)
  • Cyber:
    • Embracing Transformation: Success and Failure in Cybersecurity Implementation (Christian Lifländer)
    • CENS Article: Singapore's Approach to Cybersecurity (Wong Yu Han)
    • Regional Cybersecurity Policy Developments in Southeast Asia and the Wider Asia Pacific (Caitríona Heinl)

    Readership: Policymakers, security practitioners, security studies academics, general readers interested in issues of security.
World Scientific Publishing Company; April 2016
295 pages; ISBN 9789813140134
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Title: State, Society and National Security
Author: Shashi Jayakumar