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Meaning of Security and Theory of Securitization
Meaning of Security and Theory of Securitization

Author(s): Vladimir Šulović
Subject(s): Political Sciences, Security and defense, Military policy
Published by: BCBP Beogradski centar za bezbednosnu politiku
Keywords: Security; securitization; traditionalists; wideners; realism; social constructivism; speech act;
Summary/Abstract: Since its inception, the security studies represent the core of the International Relations, predominantly dealing with the issues of war and peace. In the years following the Second World War security studies have become a synonym for Strategic Studies with a distinct focus on the military sector. However, with the growing complexity of the international relations` agenda, namely with the rise of economic and environmental challenges count, emergence of the new security challenges, risks and threats, emergence of the new international relations` actors, the traditional view of the sole concept of security, that is, its essence, has become too narrow … The question is whether there is a generally accepted definition of the meaning of concept of security in theory and whether it should be regarded as an “essentially contested concept“ (Baldwin, 1997: 5) or it is more suitable to say that the concept itself is insufficiently explained and blurry. Anyway, the security concept can be “dangerously ambiguous” (Wolfers 1952) should it be used without additional specifications.

  • Page Count: 7
  • Publication Year: 2010
  • Language: English