Whom are we reassuring when we speak of national security?: Ontological considerations about the nation-state

The aim of this article is to promote some reflections about a concept that is one of the most used and polysemic in the field of International Relation as a science: National Security. Getting away from the traditional approach which considers National Security as State Security, this article attem...

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Autor Principal: Reyes Silva, Carlos Manuel
Formato: Artículo (Article)
Lenguaje:Español (Spanish)
Publicado: Universidad Militar Nueva Granada 2015
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Acceso en línea:http://hdl.handle.net/10654/34691
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Sumario:The aim of this article is to promote some reflections about a concept that is one of the most used and polysemic in the field of International Relation as a science: National Security. Getting away from the traditional approach which considers National Security as State Security, this article attempts to show how the identity of a Nation-state can -and should- be part of its security politics and to point out which strategies are commonly used by governments when those identities are threatened. In order to accomplish this analysis, it has been made an examination of the concept of Ontological Security, from a more national -and less statist- approach, as in the domestic level as in the external one. Additionally, the Turkish case has been used to illustrate some issues concerning to the importance that identities hold for the States, even in the current international system.