From Protection of Shipping to Protection of Citizens and National Economies: Current Changes in Maritime Security

Stefan Lundqvist

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This article analyses the alteration of the referent object for maritime security from protection of shipping and port facilities to protection of citizens and national economies. It presents a tentative answer on the extent and consequences of this alteration applied by states in a global perspective, and focuses on validating four  explanatory factors on why the alteration has occurred. The time period of study is between 1991 and 2013. Its results illustrate a transition in states’ security policies from traditional expressions of maritime security to broader security perspectives, and also indicates radically altered maritime strategic perspectives among states.

Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)57–80
JournalJournal of Defence Studies
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2013
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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