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The politics of fear

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The act of violence of 9/11 changed the global security agenda, catapulting terrorism to the top of the agenda. Weapons of mass destruction grabbed public interest and controlling the free movement of people became a national security priority. In this volume, Jef Huysmans critically engages with theoretical developments in international relations and security studies to develop a conceptual framework for studying security. He argues that security policies and responses do not appear out of the blue, but are part of a continuous and gradual process, pre-structured by previous developments. He examines this process of securitization and explores how an issue, on the basis of the distribution and administration of fear, becomes a security policy. Huysmans then applies this theory to provide a detailed analysis of migration, asylum and refuge in the European Union. This theoretically sophisticated, yet accessible volume, makes an important contribution to the study of security, migration and European politics.

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Author(s):
Jef Huysmans
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
150mmx230mm
Edition:
2006
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0415361257
ISBN-13:
9780415361255
Number of pages:
191
Publisher:
Routledge
Title:
The Politics of Insecurity

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The act of violence of 9/11 changed the global security agenda, catapulting terrorism to the top of the agenda. Weapons of mass destruction grabbed public interest and controlling the free movement of people became a national security priority. In this volume, Jef Huysmans critically engages with theoretical developments in international relations and security studies to develop a conceptual framework for studying security. He argues that security policies and responses do not appear out of the blue, but are part of a continuous and gradual process, pre-structured by previous developments. He examines this process of securitization and explores how an issue, on the basis of the distribution and administration of fear, becomes a security policy. Huysmans then applies this theory to provide a detailed analysis of migration, asylum and refuge in the European Union. This theoretically sophisticated, yet accessible volume, makes an important contribution to the study of security, migration and European politics.

Author(s):
Jef Huysmans
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
150mmx230mm
Edition:
2006
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0415361257
ISBN-13:
9780415361255
Number of pages:
191
Publisher:
Routledge
Title:
The Politics of Insecurity

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