It is increasingly recognized that the pandemic potential of many diseases holds the power to wreck economies, divide societies, and, indeed, to jeopardize the viability of nation states. In consequence, there is a growing-and urgent-need to understand and address such threats. As research in and around health security blossoms as never before, this new four-volume collection from Routledge's acclaimed Critical Concepts in Military, Strategic, and Security Studies series meets the need for an authoritative reference work to make sense of a rapidly growing, and ever more complex, cross-disciplinary corpus of literature. Edited by a prominent scholar, the collection is a careful assembly of foundational and canonical work, together with innovative and cutting-edge applications and interventions. Including a full index and other navigational aids, together with a comprehensive introduction, newly written by the editor, which places the collected material in its historical and intellectual context, Health Security is an essential work of reference. The collection will be particularly useful as a one-stop database allowing scattered and often fugitive material to be easily located. It will also be welcomed as a crucial tool permitting rapid access to less familiar-and sometimes overlooked-texts. For researchers, students, practitioners, and policy-makers, it is a vital one-stop research and pedagogic resource.