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Securitization of National Borders: A Case Study of Sri Lankan Border Control Measures

Show simple item record Lankadeva, A 2018-06-08T15:00:38Z 2018-06-08T15:00:38Z 2017
dc.description Article Full Text en_US
dc.description.abstract National border is vital for survival of a state and protecting it is important for National security. Paying lip service to security of National borders will maintain the threat level to the National borders which in turn will impact on National security, economic security and societal security. The objective of this research is to expand the concept of securitisation and identify methods to increase the levels of securitisation taking National border as a referent object. For this Sri Lanka`s border security was studied where increase in drug trafficking was seen post 2009. One aspect of increase in the level of securitisation is strengthening of capabilities of organisations tasked with National border security which will result in effective border protection. Securitisation level can be strengthen by improving the organisational structure, operational capabilities, use of high technology and economy of effort by all actors in addition to enacting required legal provisions.In conclusion; governments should apply appropriate securitisation levels against existential threats to national borders to make border security effective. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject National Security en_US
dc.subject National Border en_US
dc.subject Securitisation en_US
dc.subject Existential Threat en_US
dc.title Securitization of National Borders: A Case Study of Sri Lankan Border Control Measures en_US
dc.type Article Full Text en_US
dc.identifier.journal KDU IRC en_US

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