Post Tagged with: "critical security studies"

Strategy Not Sacrilege: State Terrorism as an Element of Foreign Policy

Strategy Not Sacrilege: State Terrorism as an Element of Foreign Policy

Relying on case studies of Pakistan and the U.S., this essay argues that the state’s use of terrorism be more fully integrated into the study of foreign policy.

Interview – Holger Stritzel

Interview – Holger Stritzel

Dr Stritzel discusses what it means to be “critical”, assesses developments in securitization studies, and gives some advice for young Critical Security Studies scholars.

Online Resources – Securitisation Theory

Online Resources – Securitisation Theory

A collection of resources introducing, and exploring, securitisation theory in International Relations.

Code Red: Colouring the International

Code Red: Colouring the International

Security studies needs to go beyond its chromophobia (its avoidance of colour) and see how colour-use operates in the enactment and (re-)appropriation of security.

Interview – Paul Higate

Interview – Paul Higate

Dr. Higate reflects on military masculinities, developments in the private military security industry, and the role of UN peacekeepers in shaping perceptions of security.

Emotions in IR: The ‘Dog That Did Not Bark’

Emotions in IR: The ‘Dog That Did Not Bark’

This brief exploration highlights the extent to which emotions have a social, cultural and political dimension that is pervasive at the international level.

The Peloponnesian War and Killer Robots: Norms of Protection in Security Policy

The Peloponnesian War and Killer Robots: Norms of Protection in Security Policy

We need not be grateful for the ‘protection’ of killer robots; we may instead mimic Lysistrata and humanize the very structure of protection in the 21st century.

Vernacular Securities and Everyday Life

Vernacular Securities and Everyday Life

Security studies doesn’t engage with vernacular, or everyday, experiences of security. As such, its authority to discuss contemporary sources of insecurity is greatly reduced.

Police and Critical Security Studies

Police and Critical Security Studies

Gaining an understanding of how security operates compels the researcher to question concepts of subjective and objective and replace them with the fact of inter-subjectivity.

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