Security Studies: Western Birth and Raise.

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Security Studies: western birth and raise.

Literature on security discipline has been initiated from the heart of the western states, it was as early 1942 with the publish of “Qyincy Wright's Study of War, to during world war II which is considered as “the golden age” or the “first wave of security studies“ 1 , during which civilians were more evoked to participate in advocating and planning the world security. Work on literature post nuclear power recognition evolved to cover “alternative strategies, cause of stability, alternative targeting polices, potential value of arms control & role of conventional forces and limited war in the nuclear age”2. American universities trended with the fashionable domain,” major graduate schools for International affairs were founded in such Johns Hopkins & Columbia universities in addition to research centers focusing on national & international security 3. Nevertheless, such a trend have failed to stretch ““the golden age” or the “first wave of security studies” by mid 1960”, as scholars have “failed to produce Ph.D. students”4. Literature shifted after the emergence of U.S-Soviet cold war from the study of the war to the international political economy, due to the US economic deteriorating position, stressing more on the role of economics. Shift also affected topics to investigate, going to application away from theory that has enlightened the scholars of the “golden age”. In once instance Walt stresses has described as more serious danger “the politicization of research support”, he identifies more number of institutes and foundation that facilitate the search of the scholars in this domain based on their political views, which will eventually threaten the integrity of the security studies.

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