Theory and method in securitization studies

Document Type : Research Paper



Abstract Securitization studies focuses on the process and mechanism of securitization of a phenomenon. The goal of these studies is to have a comprehensive understanding of effective factors and variables in securitization. The main question in securitization studies is “who, on what issues, under what circumstances, with what outcomes, does the securitization?” in other words, in securitization studies, we seek to understand “who speaks of security, and based on which threats speaks of security, why security is concerned and under what circumstances it is bolded, and at last, what are the outcomes of security”. This article tries to answer these questions.