Regional Security in the Middle East: A Critical Perspective by Pinar Bilgin

By Pinar Bilgin

This can be an available but serious research of neighborhood protection within the heart East. utilizing a non-realist technique, Bilgin offers a accomplished learn of the earlier, current and way forward for defense within the zone. She additionally considers the query of identification formation, explaining how and why numerous neighborhood representations got here into being, and explores the implications of a specific id. ultimately, the writer provides substitute destiny situations and their implications together with a severe safety experiences standpoint at the way forward for the center East as a safety group.

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1999: 10). This approach, in turn, is in contrast to the traditional approaches to security that assume the subject(s) of security to be pre-given and fixed and define security as ‘securing those fixed entities against objective and external threats’ (Weldes et al. 1999: 9). 32 Pasts, presents and futures of security Daniel Deudney’s argument against broadening security is based on concerns similar to that of Wæver. Deudney’s worry is that the securitization of issues evokes an ‘us versus them’ mentality whereas in the environmental sphere ‘we’ not ‘they’ are the enemy.

The second and more holistic approach, argued Thomas, was adopted by those states in the Third World that included economic, political and environmental issues in their security agenda. The search for security in the Third World, noted Thomas (1987: 1), was about maintaining domestic security through state building, establishing secure systems of food, health, money and trade as much as it was about military build-up. Accordingly, many Third World states saw a change in the status quo not as a threat to but as conducive to security – provided that change came in the desired direction, that is, towards the creation of an international economic structure sensitive to the needs of Third World states.

Then, rather than taking for granted pre-existing entities and analysing the ‘threats’ faced by them, Weldes et al. ’ (Weldes et al. 1999: 10). This approach, in turn, is in contrast to the traditional approaches to security that assume the subject(s) of security to be pre-given and fixed and define security as ‘securing those fixed entities against objective and external threats’ (Weldes et al. 1999: 9). 32 Pasts, presents and futures of security Daniel Deudney’s argument against broadening security is based on concerns similar to that of Wæver.

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