Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.48548/pubdata-823
Resource typeBachelor Thesis
Title(s)The French Approach to Counterterrorism: A normative assessment of the securitisation of terrorism by France between 2015 and 2017
DOI10.48548/pubdata-823
Handle20.500.14123/861
CreatorBraunschweig, Beatrice von
RefereeFriedrich, Dawid
Hegemann, Hendrik
AbstractIncreasing objections have been formulated towards broadening the security category. Securitisation is used to bring attention to urgent and existential threats that cannot be resolved through ordinary political decisions. During the time of the state of emergency between 2015 and 2017, France strengthened its security forces and introduced generalised surveillance measures to curb the terrorist threat. The purpose of this Bachelor thesis is to problematise the securitisation of terrorism in the French case. To do so, the Just Securitisation Theory by Rita Floyd is used to examine the following research question: Was it just to securitise terrorism in France between 2015 and 2017? Through critical discourse analysis of 54 presidential speech acts and secondary text analysis, this study aims to scrutinise securitising moves and security practices of the French government. The presented results indicate that the justness of securitisation is highly questionable. The analysis shows that the governments set excessive goals of eliminating terrorism and that security measures were misappropriated to fight organised crime instead of terrorism.
LanguageEnglish
Date of defense2022-09-05
Year of publication in PubData2022
Publishing typeFirst publication
Date issued2022-10-13
Creation contextStudy
Granting InstitutionLeuphana Universität Lüneburg
Published byMedien- und Informationszentrum, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg
Files in This Item:
File SizeFormat 

Bachelorarbeit_2022_Braunschweig_von_French.pdf
MD5: 773b5da2079a78c2abb5a3f101b8969a
License:  Nutzung nach Urheberrecht
open-access

1.04 MB

Adobe PDF
View/Open

Items in PubData are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Citation formats
Access statistics

Page view(s): 12

Download(s): 6