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Normative Security

Kananen, Jonathan LU (2012) STVK01 20121
Department of Political Science
Abstract (Swedish)
In this paper the Rawlsian contractual method–including the original position and the veil of ignorance–is used to create principles of security. The method enables transcendence from contemporary restrictions to a broadened view where general principles guide us to the most important aspects of security. The principles guide us to the core. I arrive at two and only two principles: existential security must be guaranteed for all; civil liberties and freedom must be guaranteed for all.
The different parts and postulates of Rawls method that I have chosen for this paper are discussed in length. The reason is that they have important implications for the principles. The most important parts are the original position; the veil of ignorance;... (More)
In this paper the Rawlsian contractual method–including the original position and the veil of ignorance–is used to create principles of security. The method enables transcendence from contemporary restrictions to a broadened view where general principles guide us to the most important aspects of security. The principles guide us to the core. I arrive at two and only two principles: existential security must be guaranteed for all; civil liberties and freedom must be guaranteed for all.
The different parts and postulates of Rawls method that I have chosen for this paper are discussed in length. The reason is that they have important implications for the principles. The most important parts are the original position; the veil of ignorance; the rationality of the actors and the maximin strategy.
In the course of the paper I discuss the implications of the principles. The most important implication is the state as the guarantor of the principles. The ambiguity of the role of the state in security issues is discussed in length. I briefly mention the view of realism, human security and the Copenhagen school on what constitute a security issue and illustrate the traps they have fallen for in their analysis. The method used in this paper eludes those traps but lose precision. (Less)
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author
Kananen, Jonathan LU
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alternative title
A Rawlsian Approach on Creating Principles of Security
course
STVK01 20121
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type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
freedom, survival, the state, Rawls
language
English
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3024853
date added to LUP
2012-09-24 11:05:24
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  abstract     = {In this paper the Rawlsian contractual method–including the original position and the veil of ignorance–is used to create principles of security. The method enables transcendence from contemporary restrictions to a broadened view where general principles guide us to the most important aspects of security. The principles guide us to the core. I arrive at two and only two principles: existential security must be guaranteed for all; civil liberties and freedom must be guaranteed for all.
The different parts and postulates of Rawls method that I have chosen for this paper are discussed in length. The reason is that they have important implications for the principles. The most important parts are the original position; the veil of ignorance; the rationality of the actors and the maximin strategy. 
In the course of the paper I discuss the implications of the principles. The most important implication is the state as the guarantor of the principles. The ambiguity of the role of the state in security issues is discussed in length. I briefly mention the view of realism, human security and the Copenhagen school on what constitute a security issue and illustrate the traps they have fallen for in their analysis. The method used in this paper eludes those traps but lose precision.},
  author       = {Kananen, Jonathan},
  keyword      = {freedom,survival,the state,Rawls},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Normative Security},
  year         = {2012},
}