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dc.contributor.author Mike en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008-11-07T15:23:55Z
dc.date.available 2008-11-07T15:23:55Z
dc.date.issued 2003 en_US
dc.identifier http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.0020-8833.2003.00277.x en_US
dc.identifier.citation Williams , M 2003 , ' Words, Images, Enemies: Securitization and International Politics ' International Studies Quarterly , vol 47 , no. 4 , pp. 511-531 . , 10.1046/j.0020-8833.2003.00277.x en_US
dc.identifier.other PURE: 80342 en_US
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/954 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/954
dc.description.abstract The theory of 'securitization' developed by the Copenhagen School provides one of the most innovative, productive, and yet controversial avenues of research in contemporary security studies. This article provides an assessment of the foundations of this approach and its limitations, as well as its significance for broader areas of International Relations theory. Locating securitization theory within the context of both classical Realism influenced by Carl Schmitt, and current work on constructivist ethics, it argues that while the Copenhagen School is largely immune from the most common criticisms leveled against it, the increasing impact of televisual communication in security relations provides a fundamental challenge for understanding the processes and institutions involved in securitization, and for the political ethics advocated by the Copenhagen School. en_US
dc.format.extent 21 en_US
dc.relation.ispartof International Studies Quarterly en_US
dc.title Words, Images, Enemies: Securitization and International Politics en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Aberystwyth University en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Department of International Politics en_US


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