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dc.contributor.authorBilgic, A.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-08T09:41:40Z
dc.date.available2016-02-08T09:41:40Z
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.issn0260-2105
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/21134
dc.description.abstractScholars of the societal security dilemma implicitly or explicitly aim to analyse actor responsibility in intersocietal group confrontations. However, adherence of these approaches to (neo-)realist theoretical assumptions of the security dilemma hinders this objective. This article provides analytical principles upon which a new societal security dilemma can be constructed in order to conduct a more comprehensive analysis of actor responsibility. A new societal security dilemma framework can be built upon three principles: (1) a security dilemma results in violence depending on how the actors themselves interpret the political structure in which they interact with others; (2) differentiation of actors' intentions as malign or benign is inconsequential; what matters is how actors interpret security and which tools they choose to adopt to achieve security; and (3) identity is not exogenous to the politics of security. Adopting these principles requires reconceptualisation of the security dilemma. It will be argued that a new societal security, which reflects the politics of security, can provide a more comprehensive, dynamic, political, and realistic analysis of actor responsibility in societal-level confrontations. These new principles will be illustrated through re-reading of the dissolution of Yugoslavia to analyse actor responsibility as a sketch of the new societal security dilemma theorising.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.source.titleReview of International Studiesen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0260210512000095en_US
dc.titleTowards a new societal security dilemma: comprehensive analysis of actor responsibility in intersocietal conflictsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of International Relations
dc.citation.spage185en_US
dc.citation.epage208en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber39en_US
dc.citation.issueNumber1en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S0260210512000095en_US
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen_US


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