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Securitisation

Chapter


Abstract


  • This chapter provides a brief summary of the theory of securitisation as

    a process to frame the global existential threats. Several schools of thought are considered

    with particular attention given to the securitisation theory developed by the

    Copenhagen School, which asks the question, ‘What is a security issue?’ and how

    this relates to policy and politics. In doing so key concepts are identifi ed, and a case

    study focusing on the water in the Ganges Basin is presented to illustrate these.

    Finally, the relationship of soft securitisation to the issue of global soil security is

    developed.

UOW Authors


Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • McBratney, A. B. & Jarrett, L. E. (2017). Securitisation. In D. J. Field, C. L. S. Morgan & A. B. McBratney (Eds.), Global Soil Security (pp. 437-441). Switzerland: Springer.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9783319433943

Book Title


  • Global Soil Security

Start Page


  • 437

End Page


  • 441

Place Of Publication


  • Switzerland

Abstract


  • This chapter provides a brief summary of the theory of securitisation as

    a process to frame the global existential threats. Several schools of thought are considered

    with particular attention given to the securitisation theory developed by the

    Copenhagen School, which asks the question, ‘What is a security issue?’ and how

    this relates to policy and politics. In doing so key concepts are identifi ed, and a case

    study focusing on the water in the Ganges Basin is presented to illustrate these.

    Finally, the relationship of soft securitisation to the issue of global soil security is

    developed.

UOW Authors


Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • McBratney, A. B. & Jarrett, L. E. (2017). Securitisation. In D. J. Field, C. L. S. Morgan & A. B. McBratney (Eds.), Global Soil Security (pp. 437-441). Switzerland: Springer.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9783319433943

Book Title


  • Global Soil Security

Start Page


  • 437

End Page


  • 441

Place Of Publication


  • Switzerland