The concept of normative threat

@article{Creppell2011TheCO,
  title={The concept of normative threat},
  author={Ingrid Creppell},
  journal={International Theory},
  year={2011},
  volume={3},
  pages={450 - 487}
}
Why are some acts, events, or people elevated to a status of a threat, when no hostile action or direct physical damage appears imminent? Why are some relationships of threat infused with intense emotionality and ethical language? In this paper, I argue that puzzles such as these can be understood if we develop a concept of normative threat. The role of ethical values and beliefs has not been sufficiently integrated with the threat literature. Many writers assume that ethical language tied to… 

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