Cybersecurity between hypersecuritization and technological routine

Authored by: Myriam Dunn Cavelty

Routledge Handbook of International Cybersecurity

Print publication date:  February  2020
Online publication date:  January  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138489011
eBook ISBN: 9781351038904
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In 2006, detecting ‘great difficulties for theoretical adaptation and application in analyses of the complexities of the emerging new digital world’, Eriksson and Giacomello (2006, p. 236) observed that the political sciences were struggling to apply their varied theoretical toolbox to the topic of cybersecurity. More recently, however, changes in the empirical phenomenon and an increasing diversity in the theoretical landscape have made it more viable and more opportune to use theory to help explain different facets of the phenomenon. As a result, research that uses international relations (IR) theory for the study of cybersecurity is no longer quite like a unicorn; mystical, rare and extremely hard to find.

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