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Conceptual Notes on Energy Security: Total or Banal Security?
Energy security has received remarkably little conceptual attention, despite an abundant literature in which various meanings of the term proliferate, together with a copious proxy terminology. ThisExpand
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Security and the problem of context: a hermeneutical critique of securitisation theory
  • F. Ciutǎ
  • Sociology
  • Review of International Studies
  • 1 April 2009
Abstract How do we know when we are dealing with security issue? This is a cardinal question in Security Studies, and securitisation theory provides and authoritative yet incomplete answer, mainlyExpand
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Lost in conceptualization: Reading the “new Cold War” with critical geopolitics
Abstract Focusing on the debates on energy security in Germany, this paper analyzes the structure, logic, and circulation of the “new Cold War” as a geopolitical narrative. We use the literature inExpand
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Interventions in the new political geographies of the European 'neighborhood'
Department of Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham TW20 0EX, UK Department of Geography, Miami University, Oxford OH 45056, USA c Facolta di Architettura, Universita degli Studi diExpand
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Region? Why Region? Security, Hermeneutics, and the Making of the Black Sea Region
In the context of post–Cold War European integration, ‘making’ regions has become commonplace. Far from reducing the significance of regional initiatives, inflationary regional labelling drawsExpand
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Romania and the European Union: how the weak vanquished the strong
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Geopolitics as palimpsest: Contextual inscriptions of the global war on terror
This article aims to develop the agenda of a grounded, contextual critical geopolitics, with particular emphasis on the interaction between local and hegemonic geopolitics. This is achieved byExpand
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Parting the Black Sea (Region): Geopolitics, Institutionalisation and the Reconfiguration of European Security
Abstract This article examines critically one of the most active regional dynamics of European security, centred on the Black Sea. Recently, the Black Sea region has received increased attention fromExpand
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Call of Duty: Playing Video Games with IR
This article attempts to further develop the IR research agenda on video games. The argument starts with a critique of the narrow focus on war-themed blockbuster games of current IR work on videoExpand
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Narratives of Security: Strategy and Identity in the European Context
It was not very long ago that any attempt to fit these three words — context, identity and narrative — into a sentence about European security would have been frowned upon in the academic circles ofExpand
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