The ‘Culture/s’-research component focuses on the ‘security gap’ from an analytical perspective that is – in the broadest sense – informed by discourse theoretical premises. In general, this means that the research focuses on issues such as identity, cultural representations, everyday life; it focuses on discourses as a technology that produces, legitimises and secures power. In particular, the ‘security gap’ is understood as a discursive mechanism, and our overall interest lies in grasping its complex working.
There are two workshops planned in 2013 that bring together scholars who work on related issues. One of the workshops will focus on the nature of contemporary ‘security elites’, in other words, discursively produced forms of authority in relation to the ‘security gap’. The other workshop seeks to stimulate new knowledge about the ‘security gap’ and the ‘politics of time’, as it is inherent in contemporary notions of ‘security’ and ‘risk’.
Contact: Dr Sabine Selchow, s.u.selchow [at] lse.ac.uk
- Dr Sabine Selchow, LSE
- Intervention at Risk: The Vicious Cycle of Distance and Danger in Mali and Afghanistan
- Why Another ‘War on Terror’ Won’t Work
- ISIL, JAN and the war economy in Syria
- Countering the logic of the war economy in Syria; evidence from three local areas
- The Drones of Others: An Insight into the Imagination of UAVs in Germany
- Ethical and Methodological Research Considerations in Insecure Places
- The Afghan Local Police- Closing the Security Gap?
- Global Security Cultures: A Theoretical Framework for analysing Security in Transition
- The Construction of “European security” in “The European Union in a Changing Global Environment”: A Systematic Analysis
- The paths not (yet) taken: Ulrich Beck, the ‘cosmopolitized world’ and security studies