doi:10.3849/1802-7199

Securitization of the threat of water scarcity in the Czech Republic

Petr MARTINOVSKÝ

In recent years, a threat of water scarcity has been a frequently discussed topic in security and strategic studies. However, we lack evaluative researches on this threat in the Central European area, especially in the Czech Republic. The aim of this paper is to help with filling the vacancy and to explore the reflection of the threat of water scarcity among Czech security policy actors. Appropriate methodological ground is provided by the constructivist concept of securitization by the Copenhagen School of Security Studies. Primary data have been obtained from questionnaires, secondary and tertiary data subsequently from relevant actors’ documents analysis. In the final part of the study, the author partially steps aside from the constructivist view and on the basis of observed trends summarizes the main objective features of the threat itself.

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Keywords
Water scarcity, securitization, environmental security, Copenhagen School.


Title in English:

Securitization of the threat of water scarcity in the Czech Republic

Title in Czech/Slovak:

Sekuritizace hrozby nedostatku vody v České republice

Author(s):

Petr Martinovský

Type:

Article

Language:

Czech

Abstract:

English / Czech

Journal:

Obrana a strategie (Defence & Strategy)

Publisher:

University of Defence

ISSN:

ISSN 1214-6463 (print) and ISSN 1802-7199 (on-line)

DOI:

10.3849/1802-7199.09.2009.02.025-048

Issue:

Volume 9, Number 2 (December 2009)

Pages:

25-48

Received: 29 August 2009

Accepted: 23 October 2009

Published online: 15 December 2009




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