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A Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics and International Relations
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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