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Securitization Theory. How Security Problems Emerge and Dissolve

Thierry Balzacq

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This volume aims to provide a new framework for the analysis of securitization processes, increasing our understanding of how security issues emerge, evolve and dissolve.

Securitisation theory has become one of the key components of security studies and IR courses in recent years, and this book represents the first attempt to provide an integrated and rigorous overview of securitization practices within a coherent framework. To do so, it organizes securitization around three core assumptions which make the theory applicable to empirical studies: the centrality of audience, the co-dependency of agency and context and the structuring force of the dispositif. These assumptions are then investigated through discourse analysis, process-tracing, ethnographic research, and content analysis and discussed in relation to extensive case studies.
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hal-03393967 , version 1 (22-10-2021)

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Thierry Balzacq (Dir.). Securitization Theory. How Security Problems Emerge and Dissolve. Thierry Balzacq. Routledge, pp.258, 2011, PRIO New Security Studies, 9780415556286. ⟨hal-03393967⟩
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