Security: A New Framework for Analysis

Security: A New Framework for Analysis is a book by Barry Buzan, Ole Wæver and Jaap de Wilde. It is considered to be the leading text outlining the views of the Copenhagen School of Security Studies. The work addresses two important conceptual developments: Buzan's notion of sectoral analysis and Ole Wæver's concept of 'securitization'.[1] The book argues for an intersubjective understanding of security and that our understanding of security should be widened to include issues such as environmental security and threats to identity (societal security).

Security: A New Framework for Analysis
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AuthorBarry Buzan, Ole Waever and Jaap de Wilde
Genresecurity studies
PublisherLynne Rienner Publishers Inc
Publication date
30 September 1997


  1. ^ Mutimer, David (2007) 'Critical Security Studies: A Schismatic History' in 'Contemporary Security Studies', A. Collins (ed.) , Oxford: Oxford University Press, P. 60

Further readingEdit

  • Hansen, Lene (2000) 'The Little Mermaid's Silent Security Dilemma and the Absence of Gender in the Copenhagen School', Millennium - Journal of International Studies, 29: 285-306
  • Arcudi, Giovanni (2006). "La sécurité entre permanence et changement". Relations internationales. 125: 97–109. doi:10.3917/ri.125.0097.