Contemporary Challenges to Australian Security provides an introductory overview of the key conceptual, theoretical, empirical and policy issues central to critical security study debate. This text provides a practical real-world overview of the various elements that together constitute ‘Australian security’. Through the use of primary source materials this book invites the reader to assess the changing nature of Australian security in the context of the increasingly fluid, complex and dynamic nature of Asia–Pacific and global politics.

Written clearly and concisely, Contemporary Challenges to Australian Security offers a comprehensive framework which addresses contemporary issues in today’s world.