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Collective securitization and crisification of EU policy change: Two decades of EU Counterterrorism Policy

Kaunert, Christian; L�onard, Sarah

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Authors

Christian Kaunert

Sarah Leonard Sarah4.Leonard@uwe.ac.uk
Professor of International Security



Abstract

One of the founding fathers of the European Union (EU) was very
correct in suggesting that people would only recognize the
necessity of change once a crisis was upon them, as the “war on
terror” would show. The EU, as this special issue shows, joined in
this “war on terror”, whereby it collectively securitized the threat
to become a European, rather than a national security threat – a
European “war on terror”. It aims to assess the collective
securitization process in EU counterterrorism, evaluating this as a
process between a construction of security threats and the
development of supranational governance through crisification. It
posits that EU counterterrorism needs to be analysed as a process
driven by collective securitization as part of an ongoing process
of crisification that leads to increased supranational governance.

Citation

Kaunert, C., & Léonard, S. (2021). Collective securitization and crisification of EU policy change: Two decades of EU Counterterrorism Policy. Global Affairs, 7(5), 687-693. https://doi.org/10.1080/23340460.2021.2002098

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Oct 24, 2021
Online Publication Date Nov 24, 2021
Publication Date Nov 24, 2021
Deposit Date Jan 18, 2022
Publicly Available Date Jan 19, 2022
Journal Global Affairs
Print ISSN 2334-0460
Electronic ISSN 2334-0479
Publisher Routledge
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 7
Issue 5
Pages 687-693
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/23340460.2021.2002098
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/8581467
Additional Information Peer Review Statement: The publishing and review policy for this title is described in its Aims & Scope.; Aim & Scope: http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=rgaf20; Published: 2021-11-24

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Under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license this is the published version of the following article: Kaunert, C., & Léonard, S. (2021). Collective securitization and crisification of EU policy change: Two decades of EU Counterterrorism Policy. Global Affairs, 7(5), 687-693. https://doi.org/10.1080/23340460.2021.2002098, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1080/23340460.2021.2002098





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