Research@RSIS Newsletter Feedback Form
Maritime Security: A Primer
Mr John Bradford Adjunct Senior Fellow
Mr John Bradford
Existing books seek to summarise the concept of “maritime security,” these are limited because they approach the field from a specific vantage point, such from the perspective of legal regimes or industry best practices. In contrast, "Maritime Security: A Primer" will provide a broader, more academic, and more holistic understanding of the phenomenon. It will explain maritime security as an inherent feature of the current global system essential to the modern international system; underpinned by governance; provided by institutions and organisations; and threatened by certain human activities. It will present a new analytical framework for examining maritime security in which issues and debates can be understood by the interplay of maritime governance, maritime security stakeholders, maritime security threats, and maritime awareness. The book will illustrate this framework with four contemporary case-studies.