Journal Article - Quarterly Journal: International Security

Racialization and International Security

  • Richard W. Maass
| Fall 2023


Racialization—the processes that infuse social and political phenomena with racial identities and implications—is an assertion of power, a claim of purportedly inherent differences that has saturated modern diplomacy, order, and violence. U.S. international security studies have largely omitted racial dynamics from decades of debates. A new framework considers how overt and embedded racialization shape the study and practice of international security. 

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Richard W. Maass, "Racialization and International Security," International Security 48, no. 2 (Fall 2023): 91–126.

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