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Güvenlik Bağlamında Risk ve Risk Yönetimi
Risk and Risk Management in the Context of Security

Author(s): Çağdaş Dedeoğlu, İskender Cahit Şafak, Ahmet Küçükşahin
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Atatürk Stratejik Araştırmalar Enstitüsü
Keywords: Security; risk and threat; security risk; risk management; security risk management; trouble

Summary/Abstract: When security is associated with “risk and threat”, there is a complex relationship among risk, threat and security. These two concepts are frequently used as common phrases in discourse and literature. In this study, of the notions of ‘risk and threat’ taken as corollaries, ‘risk’ and its projection on ‘risk management’ are analyzed distinctively. As a result of examining studies on risk and risk management, the concept of “risk” has to be understood and used as “the state of events and phenomena, not yet threats but manageable, that constitute problems in reaching the goals”, instead of conceiving of the concept in terms of “probability”. In other words, while using the concept of risk within the field of security, this study suggests that term be used to reflect security risk in order to emphasize the distinction in meaning. It is also observed that the word “trouble” can also be associated with something similar to the emotional states of the decision-makers who are faced with security risk. That the implementation of studies on security risk management through standard legal procedures, without recourse to additional legal precautions, are sufficient adds to the significance of assessing risks apart from threats in the field of security.

  • Issue Year: 05/2009
  • Issue No: 10
  • Page Range: 9-34
  • Page Count: 26
  • Language: Turkish