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THE AUTOPOIETIC MODELLING OF THE NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY
THE AUTOPOIETIC MODELLING OF THE NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY

Author(s): Ioan DEAC, Răzvan Grigoraş
Subject(s): Security and defense, Military policy, Peace and Conflict Studies
Published by: Carol I National Defence University Publishing House
Keywords: security strategy; risks; threats; vulnerabilities; dangers; opportunities;

Summary/Abstract: Confronting reality with the model of analysis of national security applied in Romania’s National Security Strategy (2007) in which risks, threats and vulnerabilities are taken into consideration, manifests a series of limitations, given the fact that many situations, processes, phenomena cannot be included in the conceptual framework that represents its basis. Consequently, we propose a manner of analysing security from the perspective of an autopoietic system. The model proposed by us is based on the identification and definition of security opportunities setting off from the analysis of risks, vulnerabilities, threats and dangers to national security. Our analysis redefines the relation between risks, threats and vulnerabilities proposed by B. Buzan and completes it with a new element: dangers. The autopoietic characteristic of the model derives from the fact that the analysis of the four components becomes the defining source of the security opportunities, so that the negative effects of the insecurity sources could be converted into positive effects. The autopoietic modelling and analysis of the risks, vulnerabilities, threats, dangers – opportunities (RVTD-O) type can represent a productive instrument, capable of establishing truly objective relations between the specific premises and goals of a national security strategy.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 71-81
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: English