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Analysing Desecuritisation

The Case of the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Education and Water Management

Author(s): Bezen Balamir Coşkun

Book Description

This book applies securitisation theory to the present Israeli-Palestinian situation with a particular focus on the potential for a desecuritisation process arising from Israeli-Palestinian cooperation/coexistence efforts in peace education and water management. Stemming from the application of securitisation theory to the Israeli-Palestinian case, the book aims to explore the limits and prospects of this theory as a theoretical framework. Within this context, the book reconsiders the concepts, arguments and assumptions introduced by the Copenhagen School’s securitisation theory. Furthermore, through an analytical framework based on the notion of desecuritisation, it aims to contribute to the development of desecuritisation as a framework for analysing conflict resolution and peace. The book adds to debates over the problems and prospects of reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians. Thoroughout the book, the prospects for reconciliation in the Israeli-Palestinian case are explored through analysing both desecuritising and securitising processes. Within this context, the book sheds light on the ways in which antagonistic relationships can be changed over time.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-2731-7
ISBN-10: 1-4438-2731-2
Date of Publication: 01/04/2011
Pages / Size: 210 / A5
Price: £39.99


Dr Bezen Balamir Coskun is Assistant Professor in International Relations as Zirve University, Gaziantep, Turkey. She specializes on security studies with a particular focus on Middle Eastern security. Her publications include several journal articles and book chapters. She is currently conducting a research project on energy security founded by the Turkish Scientific Research Agency.