Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Mary F. Antolini
corruption, depoliticization, emergency, human security, india, securitization
In the context of the president's rule in India in 1975, this paper looks at the intersection of political corruption and human security through the lens of the theory of securitization and desecuritization. In this, I study the deeper politics--i.e., the frame of reference of actors--behind the distortions in the civic and political institutions of India. I argue that the securitization of development led to its de-politicization, which in turn negatively impacted human security. In doing so, I arrive at some moral, social-psychological, and cognitive understanding of how not to securitize. The policy implications are towards employing securitization only as a last resort.
Mallick, S. (2004). The Baby Out With the Bathwater! Securitization of Corruption and its Impact on Human Security (Master's thesis, Duquesne University). Retrieved from https://dsc.duq.edu/etd/861