Defining social constructivism in security studies: the normative dilemma of writing security

Huysmans, Jef (2002). Defining social constructivism in security studies: the normative dilemma of writing security. Alternatives: Global, Local, Political, 27(1 (suppl)) pp. 41–62.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/03043754020270S104

Abstract

Explains security formation as it relates to social interpretations from a social constructivist perspective. Consequences of approaching identity questions from a security perspective; Interpretation of security problems in the societal area without the risk of repeating the securitization of the area; Sociological understanding of the governing work of the security information; Mobilization of security formation from a sociological angle.

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