8 Chapter 07-SecurityI water

Whenisastatethreatened perceptionsdictateprecautions

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Unformatted text preview: ve Aspects Subjective versus Objective Aspects • Security is subjective – When is a state “secure?” – When is a state threatened? • Perceptions dictate precautions • Who decides what is threat? – Intelligence agencies/military leaders – Academics – Politicians How to Achieve Security? How to Achieve Security? Two Approaches – Liberal and Realist Objective and Subjective Power Objective and Subjective Power • Objective ­ quantifiable – Armaments – Budget – Personnel – R & D • Subjective ­ judgmental – Leadership – Readiness – Public attitudes The World’s Nuclear Powers...
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