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dc.contributor.author McInnes, Colin
dc.contributor.author Rushton, Simon Berkeley
dc.date.accessioned 2010-02-12T09:22:35Z
dc.date.available 2010-02-12T09:22:35Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation McInnes , C & Rushton , S B 2010 , ' HIV, AIDS and Securitisation ' Paper presented at 2010 International Studies Association Annual Conference , New Orleans , United States , 17/02/10 - 20/02/10 , . en
dc.identifier.citation conference en
dc.identifier.other PURE: 144210
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/4054
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/4054
dc.description McInnes, C., HIV, AIDS and Securitisation, Paper for 2010 International Studies Association Annual Conference, New Orleans Sponsorship: The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Research Council under the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme - Ideas Grant 230489 GHG. en
dc.description.abstract In this paper we offer a preliminary examination of the securitisation of HIV/AIDS. In the first half of the last decade there was a widespread assumption that HIV/AIDS had been successfully securitised. We argue that in 2000 the UNSC made a securitising move which fulfilled the three facilitating conditions identified by Buzan et al for a successful speech act. However, we suggest that HIV/AIDS was only partly securitised, as seen by the reaction of the intended audience, the policy community. We suggest that the reason for this was that the securitising move was weakened by a lack of consensus within the securitising actor, and empirical evidence undermining the case made. In so doing we suggest that political consensus and the ability to support securitising claims with empirical evidence contribute to the facilitating conditions necessary for successful securitisation. This analysis also serves to draw a distinction between a securitising move and successful securitisation. However we would wish to nuance this significantly by suggesting that securitisation is not a binary condition, neither are the results of a securitising move homogenous. Rather some actors have accepted HIV/AIDS’ status as a security issue more readily than others. This variety may in part be a reflection of the disease itself, that its effects are not homogenous but diverse depending on context; but it also suggests that different actors (often at the level of ministries or even individuals) were more easily persuaded than others. en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en
dc.subject securitisation en
dc.title HIV, AIDS and Securitisation en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Conference paper en
dc.contributor.institution Department of International Politics en
dc.description.status Non peer reviewed en


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