Year 2018, Volume 2018, Issue 2, Pages 16 - 24 2018-10-26

HUMAN SECURITY FROM THE CRITICAL THEORY PERSPECTIVE: EU AND THE REFUGEE CRISIS
Eleştirel Teori Perspektifinden İnsani Güvenlik: AB ve Mülteci Krizi

Emre Baysoy [1]

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The notion of human security is the result of an attempt to conceptualise new understandings and practices of security that are alternative to the realist thought. This search for a new security notion views the nation states are unable to provide security for people. However, this claim does not prevent usage of this concept as a foreign policy instrument in the conventional sense. In this context, Critical Theory, another alternative approach to Realism, helps to evaluate the human security in such a critical manner. This article firstly deals with the issue of security with a special focus on the developments in security studies after the end of the Cold War. In this sense, the main differences of realist and critical notions of security will be compared and the basic premises of HS will be highlighted. Secondly, CT, which is another alternative paradigm to realism in security studies, will be discussed in relation with HS. Finally, with the help of CT, it will be argued that how HS can be used as leverage for conventional foreign policy goals. In order to evaluate to what extent content this is true, this paper will focus on the EU’s response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis. The directives and actions in response to the refugee crisis will be analysed in order to answer the question of whether a Human Security approach could be a viable model for the EU in international relations.    

The notion of human security is the result of an attempt to conceptualise new understandings and practices of security that are alternative to the realist thought. This search for a new security notion views the nation states are unable to provide security for people. However, this claim does not prevent usage of this concept as a foreign policy instrument in the conventional sense. In this context, Critical Theory, another alternative approach to Realism, helps to evaluate the human security in such a critical manner. This article firstly deals with the issue of security with a special focus on the developments in security studies after the end of the Cold War. In this sense, the main differences of realist and critical notions of security will be compared and the basic premises of HS will be highlighted. Secondly, CT, which is another alternative paradigm to realism in security studies, will be discussed in relation with HS. Finally, with the help of CT, it will be argued that how HS can be used as leverage for conventional foreign policy goals. In order to evaluate to what extent content this is true, this paper will focus on the EU’s response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis. The directives and actions in response to the refugee crisis will be analysed in order to answer the question of whether a Human Security approach could be a viable model for the EU in international relations.    

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Author: Emre Baysoy (Primary Author)
Institution: Namık Kemal University, Turkey
Country: Turkey


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APA Baysoy, E . (2018). HUMAN SECURITY FROM THE CRITICAL THEORY PERSPECTIVE: EU AND THE REFUGEE CRISIS. Sosyal Bilimler Metinleri, 2018 (2), 16-24. Retrieved from http://dergipark.org.tr/sbm/issue/39965/409652
MLA Baysoy, E . "HUMAN SECURITY FROM THE CRITICAL THEORY PERSPECTIVE: EU AND THE REFUGEE CRISIS". Sosyal Bilimler Metinleri 2018 (2018): 16-24 <http://dergipark.org.tr/sbm/issue/39965/409652>
Chicago Baysoy, E . "HUMAN SECURITY FROM THE CRITICAL THEORY PERSPECTIVE: EU AND THE REFUGEE CRISIS". Sosyal Bilimler Metinleri 2018 (2018): 16-24
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ISNAD Baysoy, Emre . "HUMAN SECURITY FROM THE CRITICAL THEORY PERSPECTIVE: EU AND THE REFUGEE CRISIS". Sosyal Bilimler Metinleri 2018 / 2 (October 2018): 16-24.