Tue, Oct 6

POL 389-800, Security Studies
SUNY Oswego | Fall 2020
Dr. Craig Warkentin

Reading

  • Ch. 12, Securitization (Emmers, 173-187)

Goals

  • Explain how, and why, issues are securitized and desecuritized.
  • Identify social, political, and economic implications of securitization.
  • Discuss how the Copenhagen School/securitization conceptualizes security.
  • Contrast the Copenhagen School/securitization to other covered approaches.

Terms

  • audience (176)
  • desecuritization (174)
  • existential threat (176)
  • extraordinary measures (176)
  • HIV/AIDS (182)
  • non-politicized (175)
  • non-traditional security (186)
  • politicized (175)
  • power (176)
  • referent objects (174)
  • securitization (174)
  • securitized (175)
  • securitizing actors (174)
  • sovereignty (174)
  • speech act (176)
  • traditional security (174)

Participation

Preliminaries

Questions (186)

  1. Why are some issues considered as security questions while others are not?
  2. How is a process of securitization completed?
  3. Is an act of securitization generally dominated by powerful actors? Why?
  4. Is securitization more likely to succeed in authoritarian states? Why?
  5. What are the benefits of securitizing or desecuritizing an issue?
  6. Assess the dangers of securitization.
  7. What are some of the shortcomings of the securitization model?
  8. How is drug trafficking a national security problem?
  9. Did the process of securitization fail in the case of Iraq? Why?

Discussion