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date: 19 July 2019

securitization 

Source:
A Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics and International Relations
Author(s):
Simon RushtonSimon Rushton

The process by which an issue becomes defined as a ‘security issue’, that is understood as an existential threat to a referent object (most commonly, but not necessarily, a state) requiring in response the adoption of exceptional emergency measures. Introduced into international relations through the work of scholars associated with the so-called ... ...

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