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dc.contributor.authorAlbert, Craig
dc.contributor.authorBaez, Amado
dc.contributor.authorRutland, Joshua
dc.date.accessioned2022-03-09T20:36:23Z
dc.date.available2022-03-09T20:36:23Z
dc.date.issued2021-01-19
dc.identifier.issn0730-9384
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/pls.2021.1
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/624252
dc.description.abstractResearch within security studies has struggled to determine whether infectious disease (ID) represents an existential threat to national and international security. With the emergence of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), it is imperative to reexamine the relationship between ID and global security. This article addresses the specific threat to security from COVID-19, asking, “Is COVID-19 a threat to national and international security?” To investigate this question, this article uses two theoretical approaches: human security and biosecurity. It argues that COVID-19 is a threat to global security by the ontological crisis posed to individuals through human security theory and through high politics, as evidenced by biosecurity. By viewing security threats through the lens of the individual and the state, it becomes clear that ID should be considered an international security threat. This article examines the relevant literature and applies the theoretical framework to a case study analysis focused on the United States.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherCambridge University Press (CUP)en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectPublic Administrationen_US
dc.subjectSocial Sciences (miscellaneous)en_US
dc.subjectSociology and Political Scienceen_US
dc.subjectHuman Security, Biosecurity, Health Security, National Security, COVID-19en_US
dc.titleHuman security as biosecurityen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1471-5457
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Social Sciencesen_US
dc.identifier.journalPolitics and the Life Sciencesen_US
dc.identifier.piiS0730938421000010
dc.source.journaltitlePolitics and the Life Sciences
dc.source.volume40
dc.source.issue1
dc.source.beginpage83
dc.source.endpage105
refterms.dateFOA2022-03-09T20:36:24Z


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