THIERRY BALZACQ. Centre for European Policy Studies, Belgium and Sciences Po Paris, France. The prime claim of the theory of securitization is that the. theory, showing the existence of multiple audiences in empirical cases and Consequently, for Balzacq securitization is “a sustained strategic. Securitisation theory has become one of the key components of security Thierry Balzacq is holder of the Tocqueville Chair on Security.

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A new framework for securitization analysis. This raises a serious objection, but it is set on a wobbly leg. Securitization is a process-oriented conception of security, which stands in contrast to materialist approaches of classical security studies.

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Selection Bias in Securotization Politics. Baalzacq, as part of a multimethod approach, experimentation can contribute to achieving a more systematic analysis of the conditions under which particular types of securitizing moves succeed, fail, produce unexpected outcomes, or lead to mixed results.

Nevertheless, it is a top priority in security discourses. As for the former, an experiment could, for example, study the effects of certain securitizing moves on the emotional polarization of key constituent groups.

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Existing work on the emotional impact of pictures and videos, especially anger-eliciting images e. Critical Studies on Security: We argue that experiments should be seen as an important tool in the effort to answer what is arguably one of the most central yet also one of the less clearly answered questions of securitization research: Another example is that of Baele et al. If a subject is successfully securitized, then it is possible to legitimize extraordinary means to solve a perceived problem.

Although some experiments have longer term follow-ups after the initial experiment has been conducted, such designs are rare due to participant mortality and increased costs McDermott b. We leave open to further research the task to precisely map these potential links. I have always found sloppy uses of the term securitization a tat disturbing. Thus, experiments have become quite popular among scholars of democratic accountability e.


Building on this reflection, we then focus specifically on what types of experimental designs can help identify the conditions under which securitizing moves succeed or fail.

In addition, also in migrants’ countries of origin, diasporaemigrationand citizenship issues can be securitkzation. However, if securitization is meant to refer to any construction of threats, what then is left of its theoretical identity? Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Employing a factorial experimental design, researchers can compare responses between participants exposed to higher or lower values of the specific theoretical factor of relevance.

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Experimental research has cast a new light on some of the most classic questions of the discipline, many of which are directly related to security e.

Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. Balzacq distinguished two levels of context: This article argues that experimental designs could strengthen our understanding of the factors that play a role in the failure or success of such narratives. For instance, the philosophical view emphasizes language, while the sociological theory complements language with practices and, sometimes, with policy instruments 7. These examples illustrate that more research is needed, not only on which types of support impact the outcome of securitizing moves, but also on how, to thdory, and in which circumstances they balzxcq so.

Similarly, are ablzacq female securitization actors less likely to be successful in securitizing an issue than older female actors?

Proprietary experimental platform developed for Nehemia Geva by Infinity. Unless securitization scholars take this issue seriously, securitization theories would be emptied of their distinctive contents. In the context of securitization theory, use of group experiments could help pinpoint how group dynamics affect relationships between securitizing actors and the targeted audience.

To do so, it organizes securitization around three core assumptions which make the theory applicable to empirical studies: A Foot in the Door: For a financial practice, see Securitization.

The third way in which experimental designs can potentially help our understanding of the effects contextual factors can have on securitization processes highlights the role of incentive structures.


Modern constructivism Post-modern constructivism Feminist constructivism. A straightforward way to check if participants understood the introduction of the independent variables as intended by the researcher is to include manipulation check securltization after measuring the relevant dependent variables.

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There is a tendency to individualize the casualties This remains a relatively unchartered domain in securitization theory. These assumptions are then investigated through discourse analysis, process-tracing, securotization research, and content analysis and discussed in relation to extensive case studies. Building a strong and cumulative empirical research agenda whose ambition is to identify, measure, and map as precisely as possible the various dynamics of securitization might simply not be politically or ethically prudent.

Second, due to the shift from cases to causal processes, experiments are uniquely positioned to help securitization theory mitigate against biases, both in case selection when cases are chosen given particular values of the dependent variable; see, e. The philosophical model covers what is known under the name of the Copenhagen School though some scholars within that School have developed a distinctive take on securitization.

Mory for eecuritization support. We know, for instance, that individuals on either side of the ideological spectrum, or experiencing different emotions or mood, 28 are inclined to react differently to political stimuli, and postexperimental analyses can focus on political affiliation as well as other theoretically plausible moderating variables such as gender, education, or ethnicity.

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Striking a Responsive Chord: My library Help Advanced Book Search. Related articles in Web of Science Google Scholar. Specific areas in which experiments could help clarify securitization causal pathways and transcend findings arrived through case study work include asking the following: Diverse experimental teory mean that there are countless options for innovations in research design that can assist in understanding the intersubjective dynamics that link both types of actors involved in the securitizing move.