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Securitization and the global politics of cybersecurity

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1/03/2018
<mark>Journal</mark>Global Discourse
Issue number1
Volume8
Number of pages16
Pages (from-to)100-115
Publication StatusPublished
Early online date15/02/18
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

In ‘Digital disaster, cyber security, and the Copenhagen school’, published in 2009, Lene Hansen and Helen Nissenbaum suggest ways in which securitization theory can help understand the politics of cybersecurity and cyberwar. What was significant about Hansen and Nissenbaum’s article was the way it attempted to add new approaches and questions to a topic that tended to occupy a space in an often highly technical discourse of security, technology and strategy, a discourse that extended in to all aspects of life in a digitizing society. This article asks: What should international relations scholars be doing in addition to the challenge and task – to become more interdisciplinary in order to be able to engage with the potential technification and hypersecuritizations of cybersecurity policy and discourse – that was set out in Hansen and Nissenbaum’s article?

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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Global Discourse on 15/02/2018, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/23269995.2017.1415082