The Securitization of Climate Change: A review of the Copenhagen and Welsh School

Nina Falkesgaard Sørensen, Rebecca Stegmann & Eva Luna R Maes

Studenteropgave: Masterprojekt

Abstrakt

This literature review delves into the debate on the securitization of climate change. Specifically, it focuses on contributions by the Copenhagen School and the Welsh School of security studies. It starts off by outlining the historical development and the current state of the literature within these, and goes on to assess how scholars have used the two selected schools to shed light on the securitization of climate change. It also analyzes where the schools differ, overlap and possibly intersect. After reflecting on the use of methods within climate security research, three gaps with regard to the schools’ contributions to the field are identified. First, the review criticizes Eurocentric elements within the Copenhagen School, resulting in a knowledge gap on what the securitization of climate change looks like beyond the West. Second, the lack of literature that focuses on the media as a securitizing actor is questioned. Finally, the review argues that the Copenhagen and Welsh School approaches can be complementary with regard to how the securitization of climate change could lead to mitigation measures.

UddannelserGlobal Studies, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
SprogEngelsk
Udgivelsesdato16 dec. 2019
Antal sider31
VejledereMichelle Pace