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dc.contributor.authorMitchell, David
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-14T11:21:10Z
dc.date.available2020-01-14T11:21:10Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.date.submitted2019en
dc.identifier.citationMitchell, D., The cycle of insecurity: reassessing the security dilemma as a conflict analysis tool, Peace and Conflict Studies, 26, 2, 2019, 1 - 25en
dc.identifier.otherY
dc.identifier.urihttps://nsuworks.nova.edu/pcs/vol26/iss2/1/
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/91309
dc.descriptionPUBLISHEDen
dc.description.abstractThis article critically reassesses one of the classic ideas in International Relations, the security dilemma. It argues that the key insight of security dilemma theory has been obscured – by reductionist debates on single causes of conflict, inconclusive applications, and definitional disputes – and that the security dilemma’s enduring utility is as a model of the relational dynamic inherent in all conflict, the cycle of insecurity. Through a reappraisal of the literature, the article elucidates three essential dimensions of the cycle: an environment of structural uncertainty; interdependent collective identities; and an escalating and self-perpetuating dynamic. The power and validity of this threefold framework is then demonstrated by an analysis of the conflict in Northern Ireland, a hitherto unexplored case study in the security dilemma literature. The article shows how this construction of the security dilemma offers a convincing, comprehensive and flexible conflict analysis tool which is of both scholarly and practical utility.en
dc.format.extent1en
dc.format.extent25en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPeace and Conflict Studies;
dc.relation.ispartofseries26;
dc.relation.ispartofseries2;
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dc.subjectSecurity dilemmaen
dc.subjectNorthern Irelanden
dc.subjectInsecurityen
dc.titleThe cycle of insecurity: reassessing the security dilemma as a conflict analysis toolen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.type.supercollectionscholarly_publicationsen
dc.type.supercollectionrefereed_publicationsen
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dc.identifier.rssinternalid184614
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dc.identifier.orcid_id0000-0002-2803-5243


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