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The European Security Strategy - A European Securitization Strategy?

Wolffberg, Rebecca (2006)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
In this report I aim at establishing whether or not the European Security Strategy (ESS) of the EU is a securitization move by the EU and whether the EU is a credible securitizing actor in relation to the contents of the ESS. The first question will be answered through a discourse analysis of the ESS based on the constructivist theory of securitization. The answer to the second question will be based on the same theory and will include relevant observations and considerations concerning the functioning of the EU in the security sphere. The conclusions of the report are that the ESS is not a securitization move, but has elements of securitization in it, and that the EU is a realistic securitization actor of the ESS. I will then consider... (More)
In this report I aim at establishing whether or not the European Security Strategy (ESS) of the EU is a securitization move by the EU and whether the EU is a credible securitizing actor in relation to the contents of the ESS. The first question will be answered through a discourse analysis of the ESS based on the constructivist theory of securitization. The answer to the second question will be based on the same theory and will include relevant observations and considerations concerning the functioning of the EU in the security sphere. The conclusions of the report are that the ESS is not a securitization move, but has elements of securitization in it, and that the EU is a realistic securitization actor of the ESS. I will then consider what could come from a securitization of the ESS and why the ESS is not within the discourse of securitization. (Less)
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author
Wolffberg, Rebecca
supervisor
organization
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Securitization, European Union, Foreign Policy, Threat, European Security Strategy, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
English
id
1326034
date added to LUP
2006-06-19
date last changed
2006-06-19
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  abstract     = {In this report I aim at establishing whether or not the European Security Strategy (ESS) of the EU is a securitization move by the EU and whether the EU is a credible securitizing actor in relation to the contents of the ESS. The first question will be answered through a discourse analysis of the ESS based on the constructivist theory of securitization. The answer to the second question will be based on the same theory and will include relevant observations and considerations concerning the functioning of the EU in the security sphere. The conclusions of the report are that the ESS is not a securitization move, but has elements of securitization in it, and that the EU is a realistic securitization actor of the ESS. I will then consider what could come from a securitization of the ESS and why the ESS is not within the discourse of securitization.},
  author       = {Wolffberg, Rebecca},
  keyword      = {Securitization,European Union,Foreign Policy,Threat,European Security Strategy,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The European Security Strategy - A European Securitization Strategy?},
  year         = {2006},
}