Author profile: Faye Donnelly and Bao-Chau Pham

Faye Donnelly is a Lecturer in the School of International Relations at the University of St Andrews. She is the author of Securitization and the Iraq War: The Rules of Engagement in World Politics (Routledge, 2013). Her most recent article, ‘The Queen’s Speech: Desecuritizing the Past, Present and Future of Anglo-Irish Relations’ has been published in the European Journal of International Relations.


Bao-Chau Pham is a Final-Year Student in the School of International Relations at the University of St Andrews. In 2017 she completed a 9-week research project entitled “Multiple Speakers, Competing Discourses: The Construction of Security in the 2016 Austrian Presidential Election” within the Laidlaw Scholarship Programme in Research and Leadership.

Securitization and Elections: Speaking Security at Ballot Boxes and Beyond

Faye Donnelly and Bao-Chau Pham • Nov 18 2017 • Articles
Adopting securitization as a rhetorical strategy in elections, rather than the language of compromise, can give rise to potentially divisive long-term ramifications.

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