The Age of Insecurity: Democratization and Terrorization on Conflicting Styles

Article

20th century has witnessed two terrible and startling World Wars, one Cold War and many regional conflicts; however, humanity has never experienced any age of insecurity after the end of Cold War. Since there were many rouge and failed states around at the period, democratization in line with modernization were inseperable brother-in-arms in order to balance the world in security terms. ...

Abstract

20th century has witnessed two terrible and startling World Wars, one Cold War and many regional conflicts; however, humanity has never experienced any age of insecurity after the end of Cold War. Since there were many rouge and failed states around at the period, democratization in line with modernization were inseperable brother-in-arms in order to balance the world in security terms. While this was the main goal of unilateral American politics in a single-polar world order, nevertheless, a new age of insecurity in hand-to-hand with terrorism had arisen in the horizon. Then, it was crystal-clear that a wish for the security of the future caused a doubtfull future for security. Because inseperable democratization and modernization seemed to be getting apart due to the malicious effects of a terrorized future. Since terrorism any kind was the main threat to secure world order, it occupied humand minds as more vast and complex than any other issue. The good news was that ever since representative democracy first emerged, it has been spreading, pushed forward by the forces of modernization. However, the news are not good anymore; because we are, no doubt, nearer to a time of insecurity when a clear conflicting relationship among democratization, modernization and terrorization is at hand inevitably. So, there is a present crisis in democracy in the world since the future of democracy is not preordained. The main aim of this study is to explore how again in the future and how long its success or failure will depend on whether modernization will resist terrorism by ensuring the benefits of widely-shared rising prosperity.

Keywords: Democracy, Promotion, Security, Modernization, Terrorism, Conflicting Objectives.

“What is good and essential about this country is the [democratically made] law itself. It has evolved over centuries from medieval barbarities into something, for all its faults, that is civilised. Our law expresses and maintains the best virtues of our society. Anyone who does not accept it does not belong here.“ (Marrin, 2008)


Introduction

Not all good things go together in the age of insecurity due to conflicting objectives of relations between democratization, modernization and terrorization on a ‘conflicting’ style. Conflicting objectives are often problematized as challenges to the effectiveness of international peace promotion. However, systematic research about their emergence and effects is still missing. This study will try to address this research gap and seek to provide conceptual and empirical answers in the field of conflicting objectives in international peace promotion in an age of insecurity. Exploring and putting forth of the emergence and consequences of conflicting objectives in democracy promotion is crucial. It pursues two aims: (1) to systematize significant conflicts of objectives in democracy promotion (conceptual dimension), and (2) to analyse these conflicts of objectives in order to explore their origins and their consequences for the effectiveness of democracy promotion (empirical dimension) (Grimm and Leininger, 2012: 391).

Conflicting objectives are inherent in any kind of policy-making and cooperation between two or more actors. Scholars and practitioners widely acknowledge that conflicting objectives challenge the effectiveness of democracy promotion (Burnell, 2004: 112). Any target country of democracy promotion will find itself facing a multitude of international actors pursuing divergent interests and goals. Consequently, the objective of democratization is likely to compete with alternative objectives of foreign policy of the various international actors. At times, the same actor can simultaneously attempt to pursue competing objectives. The individual nature of the paths that democratization can follow aggravates this complex situation further. In general, democratization does not follow a universal pattern that could serve as a guideline for facilitation of external support. Accordingly, there is no blueprint for successful democracy promotion. In each individual case, democracy promoters must rethink how, when, and by what means democratization can be supported (Grimm and Leininger, 2012: 392).

It is taken from TASAM Publishing's book named “New World Architecture Of Economy and Security“
This content is protected by Copyright under the Trademark Certificate. It may be partially quoted, provided that the source is cited, its link is given and the name and title of the editor/author (if any) is mentioned exactly the same. When these conditions are fulfilled, there is no need for additional permission. However, if the content is to be used entirely, it is absolutely necessary to obtain written permission from TASAM.

Areas

Continents ( 5 Fields )
Action
 Contents ( 453 ) Actiivities ( 218 )
Areas
Africa 0 144
Asia 0 229
Europe 0 38
Latin America & Carribean 0 34
North America 0 8
Regions ( 4 Fields )
Action
 Contents ( 173 ) Actiivities ( 52 )
Areas
Balkans 0 93
Middle East 0 59
Black Sea and Caucasus 0 16
Mediterranean 0 5
Identity Fields ( 2 Fields )
Action
 Contents ( 175 ) Actiivities ( 72 )
Areas
Islamic World 0 146
Turkish World 0 29
Turkey ( 1 Fields )
Action
 Contents ( 214 ) Actiivities ( 56 )
Areas
Turkey 0 214

The international institutions and the understanding of security created after World War II for global balance and control become unable to respond to the security needs of our age. The deepening of the last wave of globalization that started in the 1980s brought with it unprecedented alignments and...;

Istanbul Economics Congress, which was held for the first time in Turkey on 09-10 December 2021 by TASAM and TASAM BGC with the main theme of “Turkey and Social Ethics Code in the Future Economy”. Confirmation and participation, which affects the latest variants in the Kovid-19 outbreak, was held on...;

5th Turkey - Gulf Defence and Security Forum whose main theme “Unity in Diversity, and Building the Security” was held by TASAM National Defence and Security Institute, together with the 7th Istanbul Security Conference on the date of 05 November 2021 in DoubleTree by Hilton Istanbul Atasehir Hotel ...;

4th Turkey - Africa Defence Security and Space Forum whose main theme “Security and Defence: Strategic Transformation” was held by TASAM African Institute and TASAM National Defence and Security Institute, together with the 7th Istanbul Security Conference on the date of 04 November 2021 in DoubleTr...;

3rd Marine and Maritime Security Forum 2021 whose main theme “Turkish Marine Ecosystem: Proactive Policies, Products And Technologies” was held by TASAM National Defence and Security Institute, together with the 7th Istanbul Security Conference on the dates of 05-06 November 2020 in DoubleTree by Hi...;

First of all, where did the Istanbul Economics Congress originate from, why are we doing this program, I would like to make a very short summary, in fact, the first speech note is “Istanbul Economics Congress Proactive Past and Future”. This is Prof. Dr. An initiative that we started under the leade...;

Istanbul Security Conference, which took place for the first time in Turkey in 2015, was held under the main theme “Post-Security Geopolitics: China, Russia, India, Japan And NATO”, by TASAM’s National Defence and Security Institute on 04-05 November 2021 in DoubleTree by Hilton Istanbul Atasehir Ho...;

Dear Ministers, Chief of Staff, bureaucrats, guests, welcome to the 7th Istanbul Security Conference, which is organized by TASAM. A series of important meetings, concerning the proactive aspects of security concept, will be held one after the other in different halls during the two-day schedule of ...;

6th Turkey - Gulf Defence And Securıty Forum

  • 03 Nov 2022 - 04 Nov 2022
  • Harbiye Military Museum and Cultural Site -
  • İstanbul - Türkiye

5th Turkey - Afrıca Defence Securıty And Aerospace Forum

  • 03 Nov 2022 - 04 Nov 2022
  • Harbiye Military Museum and Cultural Site -
  • İstanbul - Türkiye

4th Marıne And Marıtıme Securıty Forum 2022

  • 03 Nov 2022 - 04 Nov 2022
  • Harbiye Askerî Müzesi ve Kültür Sitesi -
  • İstanbul - Türkiye

8th Istanbul Security Conference (2022)

  • 03 Nov 2022 - 04 Nov 2022
  • Harbiye Military Museum and Cultural Site -
  • İstanbul - Turkey