From an international relations perspective “securitisation” is the process of identifiying or “framing” a threat to national security, be it as a threat of law and order or defined in environmental, economic or sociocultural terms.
The implication of framing a phenomenon as a threat – its securitisation – entails a response that is more military or police-driven than political and societal. By securitizing an issue, the perception of the threat changes and the scrutiny of the policy changes.
Therefore, leadership is enabled to “lead against a threat” rather than “advocate for a specific vision of society.”
This video is based on a paper by Dr Michal Vit & Judit Toth in cooperation with the Metropolitan University of Prague.
Research: Areti Vasmada and Selen Eşençay.
Narration & Editing: Eleni Panayiotou.