Languages of Security in the Asia-Pacific

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English (Australian) – Threat

May 27th, 2011 · No Comments · English (Australian), Threat

Threat Relates to threat The idea of a security ‘threat’ lies at the heart of the study of international security; consequently, Australian conceptions of threats are vital to understanding its national security discourse. However, as Barry Buzan et al. have noted, threats do not necessarily have a solid objective reality, but rather can represent perceptions […]

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Shan – Karn Lawk Ngeud

May 27th, 2011 · No Comments · Shan, Threat

Karn Lawk Ngeud Relates to threat Lawk means ‘to frighten, threaten’, while ngeud means ‘to threaten’, and ‘to crush with a grinding motion’. Put together they collectively become the verb ‘to threaten’. Combined with karn, a prefix that turns verbs into nouns, the word becomes ‘threat’. This term is used on a political level as […]

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North Korean – Oese

May 26th, 2011 · No Comments · Korean (North), Threat

외세 oese ‘external (foreign, alien, outside) forces’   Relates to threat The concept of a constant outside threat is extremely important in North Korean cultural discourse. While many political cultures exploit the image of ’the Other’, in the North Korean case this concept obviously dominates – serving various domestic political purposes, such as justifying state […]

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North Korean – Chegukjuŭi

May 26th, 2011 · No Comments · Imperialism, Korean (North), Threat

제국주의 chegukjuŭi Relates to imperialism, imperialist Unlike oese, imperialism represents a rather specific threat. It takes the form of 미제 mije (American imperialism) and to a lesser degree, 일제 ilje (Japanese imperialism). Imperialism is an opposing concept to socialism – an embodiment of all things evil, including failings in culture, manners, diet, human relations, etc. […]

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