Critical Security Studies

Scott Romaniuk*, Wendell C. Wallace

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Security is a central concept and a necessary component for the continued existence of humankind. Security is at the fulcrum of the creation of numerous regional and international institutions, such as the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), United Nations (UN), North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and the European Union (EU). Security has always been given prominence in the academic disciplines of International Relations and Politics; however, starting with the seminal work of Buzan (1983), the concept of security began attracting a multiplicity of authors and researchers from disparate fields and different parts of the global community in the search of different, enhanced, and/or contemporary models of security away from traditional concepts of security that existed before the end of the pre-Cold War period.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Palgrave Encyclopedia of Global Security Studies
EditorsScott Romaniuk, Péter Marton
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-74336-3
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-74336-3
Publication statusPublished - 4 May 2022


  • Non-traditional security
  • Aberystwyth School
  • Copenhagen School
  • Institutions
  • International Relations (IR) Theory
  • Security Theory


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