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What is maritime security?

Bueger, Christian ORCID: 2015. What is maritime security? Marine Policy 53 , pp. 159-164. 10.1016/j.marpol.2014.12.005
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Maritme Security is one of the latest buzwords of international relations. Major actors have started to include maritme security in their mandate or reframed their work in such terms. Maritme security it is a term that draws atention to new chalenges and ralies suport for tackling these. Yet, no international consensus over the definiton of maritme security has emerged. Buzwords alow for the international cordination of actions, in the absence of consensus. These, however, also face the constant risk that disagrements and politcal conflict are camouflaged. Since there are litle prospects of defining maritme security once and for al, frameworks by which one can identify commonalites and disagrements are neded. This article proposes thre of such frameworks. Maritme security can firstly be understod in a matrix of its relation to other concepts, such as marine safety, seapower, blue economy and resilence. Secondly, the securitzation framework, alows to study how maritme threats are made and which divergent politcal claims these entail in order to uncover politcal interests and divergent ideologies. Thirdly, security practice theory enables the study of what actors actualy do when they claim to enhance maritme security. Together these frameworks alow for the maping of maritme security.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Department of Politics and International Relations (POLIR)
Cardiff Law & Politics
Subjects: V Naval Science > V Naval Science (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Maritime Security; Mariitme Threats; Securitzation; Security Practice; Concepts
Additional Information: This is an open access article under the terms of the CC-BY license.
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0308-597X
Funders: ESRC
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Date of Acceptance: 3 December 2014
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2023 17:49

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