Differences between Third World Security Approaches and Postcolonial Security Approaches: State, Culture and Modernity

01/09/2019

ULUSLARARASI ILISKILER, VOLUME 16, NUMBER 63, 2019

Neslihan DİKMEN-ALSANCAK*

ABSTRACT
The aim of this article is to discuss the differences between the theoretical outlooks of the Third World security
approaches and the postcolonial security approaches to security studies. This article is composed of four parts. In the first part, the article investigates what the Third World security approaches and the postcolonial security approaches understand of the concepts of the Third World and postcolonialism. Subsequent three parts discuss differences between the critiques of these two approaches to security studies with respect to three concepts of state, culture, and modernity. Thus, this article compares the critiques of these approaches to security studies and their contributions to critical approaches to security.

Keywords: Third World, Security Studies, Critical Approaches to Security, Postcolonialism, Security

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* PhD Candidate, Department of International Relations, Bilkent University