Theoretical Grounds for Researching the Security Risks in the Republic of Macedonia

Saše Gerasimoski, SG and Marjan Nikolovski, MN and Marjan Gjurovski, MG (2017) Theoretical Grounds for Researching the Security Risks in the Republic of Macedonia. In: Proceedings of VIII-th International Scientific Conference Security Concepts and Policies-New Generation of Risks and Threats. Faculty of Security, Skopje, pp. 1-8.

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Abstract

Although according to many security scholars and sociologists around the world we are living in an era where security risks dominate the contemporary security horizon, there is an evident lack of sound theoretical grounds in much of the scientific researches that deal with security risks. This can be especially observed in the Republic of Macedonia, where scientific researches of security risks have been very rare, let alone the fact that almost all of them lack the necessary theoretical grounds. This paper attempts to point out to the necessity of using contemporary, up-to-date and appropriate theoretical grounds for researching the security risks in the Republic of Macedonia. In actual fact, we are using the reflexive theoretical approach of Ulrich Beck‘s risk society theory, the theory of ontological security and the risk-trust theoretical considerations of Anthony Giddens, as well as the theory of liquid modernity and living in an age of uncertainty by Zygmunt Bauman. All of these three theoretical views complement each other and could give a sound and reliable theoretical framework for researching the security risks in the Republic of Macedonia. They could also guarantee reliable and objective results in case of their implementation in an empirical research. The authors of this paper suggest the many advantages of this theoretical approach and the benefits for the scientific research of the security risk in the Republic of Macedonia, such as: testing the risk society thesis, the character of risks, main risk management strategies, risk assessment and ways of security risks treatment. Keywords: security risks, risk society, ontological security, liquid modernity

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Other social sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Security
Depositing User: Fbs Eprints
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2020 12:04
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2020 12:04
URI: http://eprints.uklo.edu.mk/id/eprint/4652

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