Does the State Need to Securitize Water Issue? A Case study of Water Shortage and Human Security in South Africa

[I wrote this research paper for Security and Conflict Resolution Studies Course  instructed by Professor Wilhelm M. Vosse in Peace Studies program of International Christian University on Autumn Term, 2014] Abstract In this research paper, I will argue that environment issue, in this case, water scarcity issue, is not necessarily need to be securitized by government of particular state. I will…

Security, Security Studies and the Logic of Securitisation

Security and Security Studies     Security studies mainly focuses on how society dealing with threats that have potentials endangering lives and livelihoods. Some threats can be traced back from the beginning of its occurrence as a risk. The risk can actualise itself into a kind of problem in society. A set of problems, then,…