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
- Security Policy and (Global) Risk(s)
- Security in Transition: Novel Ethical and Methodological Considerations
- The Handbook of Global Security Policy
- The Politics, Practice and Paradox of ‘Ethnic Security’ in Bosnia-Herzegovina
- From Military to ‘Security Interventions’: An Alternative Approach to Contemporary Interventions
- Resilience and resilient in Obama’s National Security Strategy 2010: Enter two ‘political keywords’
- 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