This article proposes that in addition to physical security, states also seek ontological security, or security of the self. He is the author of four books, including the forthcoming restraint in international politics. Article information, pdf download for ontological security in world politics. Steele, ontological security in international relations. The application of ontological security within international relations.
Find the top 100 most popular items in amazon books best sellers. European journal of international relations, 123, pp. Jennifer 2006 ontological security in world politics. Ontological securities in world politics researchgate. Ontological securityseeking suggests that states may not want to escape dilemmatic conflict. While much work remains to be done on concepts and definitions, ontological security theory is a promising tool for scholars to understand world politics. State identity and the security dilemma article pdf available in european journal of international relations 123.
Critical situations, fundamental questions and ontological. The loss of faith in mainstream political parties and moderate. Ontological security whats behind this new theory trending in ir. Crisis and ontological insecurity serbias anxiety over. Ten maps that tell you everything you need to know about global politics by tim marshall, on tyr. The role of trauma in romanias ontological security. Ontological insecurities and the politics of contemporary. Emotions, ontological security, state and society, world politics. The central premise of ontological security theory is that states are ready to compromise their physical security and other important material gains in order to protect their ontological security. Steeles wellresearched book convincingly appends the fields more materialist notions of security, but the merits lie as much with. This book develops a novel way of thinking about crises in world politics. In his 2008 book ontological security in international relations steele.
He is also the coeditor of several books and journal special. A read is counted each time someone views a publication summary such as the title, abstract, and list of authors, clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the fulltext. The theory provides a new perspective on relevant issues such as seemingly irrational or normviolating state behavior. In recent years, ontological security theory ost has been established as a new theory in the field of international relations. Like its physical counterpart, the ontological security motive is a constant. Realists argue that states want to escape security dilemmas but uncertainty prevents them. That is, states might actually come to prefer their ongoing, certain con. Critical situations and ontological security in world. Because even dangerous routines provide ontological security, rational securityseekers could become attached to conflict. Thus far, international relations scholarship on ontological securities in world politics has. Pdf the research community of ontological security scholars is vibrant and. The nineteenth century origins of global governance. Ontological securityseeking sheds new light on seemingly irrational conflict, and suggests lines of research into the stability of other outcomes in world politics. By building on ontological security theory, this work conceptualises critical situations as radical disjunctions that challenge the ability of collective agents to go on.73 93 95 912 518 1063 1233 402 742 92 1275 848 394 1387 348 734 1015 597 862 1048 465 170 760 681 214 1080 1116 536 32 230 146 916 1460 77 1078 22 849 156 1450 223 1230