Gov't Prof. Has Article on Securitisation Published
Ronnie Olesker, associate professor of government, wrote an article on the securitisation processes, which was published in the Jan. 25, 2018, edition of Critical Studies on Security (Routledge).
The article, titled “The Securitisation Dilemma: Legitimacy in Securitisation Studies,” contributes to critical security studies by developing a conceptual analysis of the meaning of legitimacy in the securitisation process and to explore what happens when legitimacy itself becomes the referent object of securitisation.
Olesker examines the Israeli response to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Results indicate that while the BDS movement itself has not demonstrated effectiveness in delegitimising the Israeli state, the state’s actions in response to the movement, may have.