Author : Selim KURT
Number of pages : 459-476


The security, what could be simply identified as there is no threat situation, is one of the main topic of international relations. Security concept generally handled in the context of bloc policies during the Cold War. And it was understood as ruling out of the threats towards to survival of the state, who accepted as main actor in international politics, in the harhest manner (namely military measures). But ending of the Cold War eroded the main actor feature of the state in the international politics and caused the rising of new actors in the levels of sub-state and supra-state. Also threat resources are increased and in this context increasingly started to percieve.the new threats from political, economic, societal and ecological sectors beside the military one. So that this stiuation forced to replacement of the realist and liberal therotical perspectives, who carried out their analysis in the direction of Cold War era’s security understating, with new one. So this necessity caused the come into prominence of securitization perspective, which added the non-state actors and new threats to its analysis frame. On the other hand because of the conflicts of post-Cold War era generally related to identity, imigration, religion and societal gender led to rising of societal security understanding, which generally featured identity, imigration, religion and societal gender topics, inside the securitization perspective.


Security, Securitization, De-Securitization, Societal Security, Copenhagen School

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