Preserving the presence of mind and ‘language of balance’

‘Securitization’ in international relations theories is a concept describing exactly how to reach through words where the words fail. The term is first coined by Ole Waever and examines how a certain issue is transformed by an actor into a matter of security through speech acts. According to Waever (1995), something is transformed into reality as soon as it is articulated and verbally expressed. Securitization, transforming an issue into a matter of security can be succeeded in constructing that issue as a security problem through speech acts. The state of…

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