New Zealand National Security

Challenges, trends and issues

Edited by William Hoverd, Nick Nelson and Carl Bradley

New Zealand faces a range of serious security challenges in a globalised world — are we prepared for them?

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.

‘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

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  • CATEGORY: Ebooks, Security and defence studies
  • ISBN: 978-0-9941407-0-8
  • ESBN: 978-0-9951354-7-5
  • PUBLISHER: Massey University Press
  • IMPRINT: Massey Defence and Security Series
  • PUBLISHED: 10/04/2017
  • PAGE EXTENT: 384
  • FORMAT: Soft cover
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Carl Bradley is a lecturer at Massey University’s Centre for Defence and Security Studies.

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Nick Nelson is a senior lecturer at Massey University’s Centre for Defence and Security Studies.

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Associate Professor William Hoverd is the director of the Centre for Defence and Security Studies (CDSS) at Massey University.