What has changed since the terrorist attacks of 9/11? Certainly our view of threats has – what and whom we perceive as threatening. But threat perceptions and threat images, and especially enemy images, also frame our interpretation of events and issues and thereby restrict policy choices seemingly available to us. The analysis of threat perceptions in their various forms is therefore an important avenue, not only for our understanding of how policy is shaped by them, but also for offering ways to improve policy. With this book Sybille Reinke de Buitrago aims to increase the understanding of current threat perceptions and enemy images in American and German security policy on international terrorism.
|AUTOR||Sybille Reinke de Buitrago|
|DATEINAME||Threat Images in International Relations.pdf|
The balance of threat theory modified the popular balance of power theory in the neorealist school of international relations. According to balance of threat theory, states' alliance behavior is determined by the threat they perceive from other states.