Culture, Society & Security

Professor Yasushi Watanabe, one of Japan's most prominent experts in public diplomacy, has just released his Handbook of Cultural Security. This handbook explores the interplay between culture, society and security in the globalized world by introducing the reader to the emerging concept of cultural security. 

"Providing a diverse examination of the topic, the contributors emphasize the role of ‘non traditional’ security and seek to define what ‘being secure’ means across a broad number of contexts," explain the editors. "Chapters cover topics ranging from the politics of radical Islam, the global spread of gated communities, and cultures of security and surveillance to discussions of the concept of soft power; the forms it takes, and the impacts of ‘exporting’ culture."

The Handbook of Cultural Security was published in May of 2018 and it is now available for pre-order on Edward Elgar Publishing's website.