Crelinsten, Ronald
The concept of human security reflects the view that international security cannot be achieved unless the peoples of the world are free from violent threats to their lives, their safety, or their rights. As suggested by Abraham Maslow, the tools that a particular counterterrorism (CT) approach uses can often reflect a particular conception of terrorism and the threat it poses. Those responsible for countering terrorism must therefore broaden their toolboxes so as to avoid narrow, truncated conceptions of the terrorist threat or exaggerated depictions of the threat as existential or evil incarnate. The criminal justice model relies on a complex bureaucracy with strict rules of governance and many interacting institutions, with their own traditions, culture, and language. It is important to cast the eyes wide in developing an effective approach to CT that can apply across a broad variety of policy domains, reflect democratic values, and outlive the electoral horizon of individual governments.


Nato and the fight against transnational terrorism: 2001-2010
Yıldırım, Yeşim; Tanrısever, Oktay Fırat; Department of International Relations (2010)
This thesis analyzes the evolution of the policies, strategies and actions of NATO within the context of the fight against transnational terrorism. The thesis focuses on the post 9/11 period. After the 9/11 events, the security perceptions of NATO changed dramatically and the threat of transnational terrorism emerged as a prominent challenge to the security of all members of NATO so the fight against terrorism became a key priority for NATO. Consequently, the NATO experienced a significant transformation si...
The root causes of terrorism
Çınar, Bekir (Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi (Ankara, Turkey), 2009-6-1)
This paper aims to discuss the root causes of terrorism, which might be political systems and political administration and policies. It debates that without knowing the root cause of terrorism, there will be no plausible solution to the problem. Further, the paper tries to prove that the root causes of terrorism might not be economic, social, ideological or beliefs and religions. The core theme of terrorism can be injustice that is product of the political system and its activities. Therefore, the political...
A vulnerability-driven cyber security maturity model for measuring national critical infrastructure protection preparedness
Karabacak, Bilge; Özkan Yıldırım, Sevgi; Baykal, Nazife (2016-12-01)
Critical infrastructures are vital assets for the public safety, economic welfare and national security of countries. Cyber systems are used extensively to monitor and control critical infrastructures. A number of infrastructures are connected to the Internet via corporate networks. Cyber security is, therefore, an important item of the national security agenda of a country. The intense interest in cyber security has initiated research focusing on national cyber security maturity assessments. However, littl...
Privatization of Security as a State-Led and Class-Driven Process: The Case of Turkey
Dolek, Caglar (2015-07-01)
Private security has become a central form of everyday policing in the Southern and Northern countries alike, and has thereby redefined the modern conception of security, conventionally understood as the exclusive domain of the state. The relevant academic literature has seemed to problematize the issue either as a facet of the erosion of state monopoly of violence or as a dispersion of neoliberal governmentality. These positions - neo-Weberian and neo-Foucauldian, respectively - fail to grasp both the role...
Sociological analysis of organised criminality in Turkey
Beşe, Ertan; Mutlu, Kayhan; Department of Sociology (2005)
This thesis argues that organized crime is a sociological phenomenon with criminological dimensions that constitutes a threat to public security and order, economic development, social integrity, democracy and peace in Turkey, and consequently to the national security of the country. Sociological and political causes of organized criminality will be assessed through a multidimensional approach based on the identification of different conceptual areas and related indicators that characterize organized crime ...
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