Protracted Conflicts: A Fertile Environment for Routinized Securitization

  • Constantinos AdamidesEmail author
Part of the Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies book series (RCS)


This chapter provides an overview of the literature on protracted conflicts and more specifically on the characteristics of such conflicts, as they create a fertile ground for the development of the alternative modes of securitization examined in the book, namely the routinized, institutionalized, horizontal and bottom-up securitization. Particular attention is given to the psychological investments of the conflict parties and how it affects the social context in which securitization and audiences interact, construct and deconstruct conflict-perpetuating routines.


Protracted conflicts Deep conflicts Intractable conflicts Psychological investments Routines 


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  1. 1.University of NicosiaNicosiaCyprus

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