Securitization: Understanding its Process in the Field of International Relations
14 Pages Posted: 16 Oct 2010 Last revised: 2 Oct 2011
Date Written: March 25, 2009
In its broadest and academic term, “security” has been defined contemporarily by Buzan and Wæver (1998) as being that special type of politics in which specified developments are socially constructed threats, having an existential quality to cover values and/or assets of human collectivities, and leading to a call for emergency measures.
Keywords: international security, Buzan, Waever, Copenhagen securitization, Singaporean securitization
JEL Classification: A00
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