Securitisation and ‘Riskification’: Second-order Security and the Politics of Climate Change

  title={Securitisation and ‘Riskification’: Second-order Security and the Politics of Climate Change},
  author={Olaf Corry},
  journal={Millennium - Journal of International Studies},
  pages={235 - 258}
  • Olaf Corry
  • Published 1 January 2012
  • Computer Science
  • Millennium - Journal of International Studies
Risk-security writers of various persuasions have suggested that risk is effectively the new security. They say risk works to widen securitisation whereby exceptional measures are made permanent and introduced to deal with merely potential, hypothetical and less-than-existential dangers. A transformation in the political logic of the security field of this kind is a potentially problematic and momentous change. However, this has so far not been much reflected in the primary theory of what… 

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He has a PhD in International Relations from the University of Copenhagen and has taught International Relations and security theory at Copenhagen University and Cambridge University
  • 2012