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  • Algı mı, söylem mi? Kopenhag Okulu ve yeni-klasik gerçekçilikte güvenlik tehditleri 

    Bu makale, güvenlik tehditlerinin ortaya çıkışı bakımından yeni-klasik gerçekçilikteki algısal yaklaşımla, Kopenhag Okulunun söylemle inşaya dayalı yöntemini karşılaştırmaktadır. Makalenin hareket noktası, güvenlik tehditlerinin içeriği ve güvenlik aktörleri bakımından farklı perspektifl ere sahip bu iki yaklaşımın güvenliğin çalışılmasında metodolojik benzerlikler içermesi nedeniyle karşılaştırılabilir olduğu varsayımıdır. Makale, tehditlerin ortaya çıkışı bakımından yeni-klasik gerçekçiliğin ...

  • EU conditionality and desecuritization nexus in Turkey 

    Borrowing the Copenhagen school's lexicon of desecuritization the present paper appraises the EU's role as a desecuritizing agent for Turkey with a particular focus on security speech-acts about Kurdish separatism' and political Islam'. Taking up the illustrative cases of silencing the military and abandoning limits to freedom of speech reflected in EU-Turkey accession documents this paper observes the ways in which the EU membership conditionality has been an important catalyst for Turkey's ...

  • National security culture in Turkey: a qualitative study on think tanks 

    Authors:Toktaş, Şule; Aras, Bülent
    Publisher and Date:(Ahmet Yesevi University, 2012)
    This article examines the role that think tanks have played in the formulation of national security and a culture of security through field research conducted on fourteen think tanks located in Istanbul and Ankara. In addition to participant observation at the think tanks twenty-five in-depth interviews were conducted with administrators and specialists. The findings revealed that in terms of their strategic attitudes about national security in Turkey there are three groups of think tanks: critical ...

  • Neo-Despotism as Anti-Despotism 

    Authors:Diken, Bülent
    Publisher and Date:(Sage Publications, 2021)
    I treat despotism as a virtual concept. Thus it is necessary to expose its actualizations even when it appears as its opposite, refusing to recognize itself as despotism. I define despotism initially as arbitrary rule, in terms of a monstrous transgression of the law. But since the monster is grounded in its very formlessness, it cannot be demonstrated. However, one can always try to de-monstrate it through disagreements. In doing this, I deal with despotism not as a solipsistic undertaking but ...

  • Perception or Discourse? Security Threats in Copenhagen School and Neoclassical Realism 

    Authors:Acikmese Akgul, Sinem
    Publisher and Date:(2011)
    This article compares the perceptive approach of neoclassical realist security understanding with the discursive constructivist methodology of the Copenhagen School in analyzing the emergence of security threats. It departs from the assumption that these theories divergent in their perspectives on the content of security threats as well as security actors are comparable since they reveal methodological commonalities. The main emphasis of this article is that while partly adopting the perceptive ...

  • Securitization of migration by radical right in Europe: The cases of Alternative for Germany and Danish People's Party 

    Authors:Albasar, İlgi Doğa
    Publisher and Date:(Kadir Has University, 2019)
    International migration has been one of the most important agenda topics in Europe since the second half of the twentieth century. Especially with the developments of globalization, deterritorialized global markets and, the establishment of the Schengen area, the old assumptions of Westphalian understanding of sovereignty have challenged. With the changing global context, there has been an increasing tendency to look at the issue of international migration from the security lens. Consequently, ...

  • Securitization of the covid-19 pandemic: Comparative cases of Hungary and the EU 

    Publisher and Date:(2022-06)
    World history witnessed several diseases and pandemics which heavily impacted the socio-economic conditions and economic and political structure. The last pandemic was the Covid-19 pandemic which broke out in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. The rapid spread of the pandemic across the continents caused state leaders, ministers, and international organizations to describe the pandemic as a security threat and to adopt measures to slow the pace of this pandemic down. This study focuses on the pandemic ...