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Author: Andrea Carlà

South Tyrol has been referred to as a model to deal with ethnic diversity and resolving ethnic conflicts. This article explains the South Tyrol model’s success by blending ethnic politics with concepts from security studies: societal security and securitization. Societal security refers to threats that emerge from the fact that humans belong to communal groups that do not correspond to defined state borders. Securitization is the process by which an issue is considered as an existential threat that requires emergency measures. The article develops a framework to identify which dynamics made South Tyrol successful, analyzing factors that sparked security concerns and processes of securitization and highlighting actions and measures that tackled these dynamics. Concurrently, South Tyrol is used as an empirical case to expand our understanding of societal security and elaborate (and test) a detailed toolkit to prevent or dissolve the violent mobilization of ethnic diversity and societal security threats.

In: European Yearbook of Minority Issues Online
Human and Societal Security in the Circumpolar Arctic addresses a comprehensive understanding of security in the Arctic, with a particular focus on one of its sub-regions – the Barents region. The book presents a comparative and interdisciplinary perspective to which the Arctic is placed as referent, and special attention is paid to the viewpoint of local and indigenous communities. Overarching topics of human and societal security are touched upon from various angles and disciplinary approaches, The discussions are framed in the broader context of security studies. The volume specifically addresses the challenges facing the Arctic population which are important to be looked at from human security perspectives.

populations. 2 In order to understand societal security in the context of a region, it is first necessary to determine what a society is, how it is built, and what its fundamental elements or values are. Nurturing these common elements and values is essential for a society’s survival and its continued

In: Human and Societal Security in the Circumpolar Arctic
Author: Julia Loginova

research is necessary to understand how security concerns can be consolidated and negotiated. This paper addresses this gap by analyzing how Komi-Izhma people have been seeking enhanced human and societal security in the face of expanding oil exploitation. The focus is on the experiences of people in

In: Human and Societal Security in the Circumpolar Arctic

individuals and communities at all levels. This book encompasses this broader and widened context in its understanding of the term “security.” 1 In this book, the authors address and answer questions related to human and societal security. First and foremost we link the concepts of human security and societal

In: Human and Societal Security in the Circumpolar Arctic
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In: Human and Societal Security in the Circumpolar Arctic

1 Introduction In this chapter, we will analyse the performative practice of the Swedish policy for the Arctic and, in particular, the human and societal security and risk dimensions of this discourse. Sweden, which has territory along the outskirts of a contested and resource-rich area of the

In: Human and Societal Security in the Circumpolar Arctic

1 Introduction: Human Security, Societal Security and Literature Understanding the security challenges faced by any given group or society takes a multidisciplinary approach. Some challenges related to economic or political activities might be better understood from economic, legal or political

In: Human and Societal Security in the Circumpolar Arctic
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