Israel: National Security and Securitization: The Role of the United States in Defining What Counts

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This book is the first comprehensive, book-length analysis of Israel and securitization processes. It develops an original analytical framework to ameliorate the theoretical understanding of the audience component during the securitization process, drawing upon insights from both securitization theory, political psychology, and IR theory. This gives us significant new insights into why some audiences are essential to be persuaded for securitization to occur, while others are not. This book also examines the role of the United States in defining what matters in Israeli National Security. In essence, since the United States is Israel's most significant ally, it is essential for the Israeli leadership to gain the American government's support (or its lack of resistance) for almost any securitization acts. The book analyses a highly original set of interviews with prominent figures in Israel who were at the top level of the Israeli decision-making process, including members of the political and military echelons.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages160
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-25300-3
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-25302-7 , 978-3-031-25299-0
Publication statusPublished - 11 May 2023

Publication series

NameAdvanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications
ISSN (Print)1613-5113
ISSN (Electronic)2363-9466


  • International security standards
  • Securitization Theory
  • Copenhagen School
  • Israeli Sceurity
  • Arab-Israeli Conflict
  • Middle Eastern Politics
  • Terrorism and Political Violence


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