The Limits of realist conception of security: examing the views of Campbell and Waever /

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2015
Seven, Elfesiya
This thesis examines two different and contemporary theories which criticize the centrality of “security issues” in the re-establishment of the post-Cold War international order as one of the fundamental principles of the realist school. The views of David Campbell and Copenhagen Securitization School focus on the role of “the security issue” in the determination of the Cold War policies, and ask whether this security care lost its effects or not in the process of determination of foreign policies. Both of these views provide critical readings of the security issues, whereas in terms of their possible solutions that they offer to “security issues” they are different. In the first three chapters of this thesis a detailed presentation of these views are given, and their criticisms to the concept of security is illustrated. In the next chapters, the criticisms of these theories of the current understanding of security are investigated and it is asked whether these theories are able to go beyond the mainstream understanding of security. The major concern is to question whether these two contemporary theories go beyond the limits of realist understanding of security. As a result, it is argued that both of these views offer serious criticisms to existing security concept, they disclose the ties of the current understanding to Christian tradition, and underline certain conflicts between democracy, freedom and rights on the one hand and security on the other. However by not offering any solutions to dehumanization of the enemy both of these theories have certain limits with respect to current existing understanding of the concept of security.

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E. Seven, “The Limits of realist conception of security: examing the views of Campbell and Waever /,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2015.