A study about Securitization Processes in South Africa

Kasper Bruun Løvenstein, Tone Louise Rasmussen, Lone Iversen & Aron Szpisjak

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


The focus of this project is on the private security industry in contemporary society of South Africa, with comparative elements of the societal aspects in England. With the industry experiencing an increase in the available market in Western society the question of its legitimacy as provider of law enforcement rises. The project bases its theoretical framework on the theory of Securitization by the Copenhagen School to describe the change in the need for security, Ontological Security by Anthony Giddens and textual analysis in the form of Critical Discourse Analysis as described by Fairclough.

UddannelserBasis - International Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato20 jun. 2013


  • Ontological Security
  • Copenhagen School
  • England
  • South Africa
  • crime
  • Securitization Theory