New Zealand faces a range of serious security challenges in a globalised world — are we prepared for them?
‘This is an excellent book containing a number of valuable contributions. Students, scholars and practitioners should all find something of interest here’ — Reuben Steff, New Zealand International Review
In an interrelated and increasingly complex, dynamic and globalised security environment, New Zealand faces a range of complex and multifaceted non-traditional threats. They range from trade insecurity to terrorism and transnational crime, disputes over the control and exploitation of resources, and tensions linked to ideological, cultural and religious differences. The volume’s contributors include local and international academics alongside experts who have extensive New Zealand security-sector expertise in defence, diplomacy, national security coordination, intelligence, policing, trade security and border
New Zealand National Security: Challenges, Trends and Issues situates New Zealand within its broader political and regional security context and the various great and minor power tensions occurring within the Asia Pacific and South Pacific regions. It looks at how to protect New Zealand’s border and the zones where its interests meet the world; it examines alternative ways of thinking and doing New Zealand’s national security; and it looks at looming national security questions. It aims to provide New Zealanders with a critical awareness of the various salient security trends, challenges and opportunities to initiate a ‘whole of society’ discussion of security.
Dr William Hoverd is senior lecturer at Massey University’s Centre for Defence and Security Studies.