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Beyond statism in security studies? Human agency and security in the Middle East
The omnipresence of statist assumptions in security studies renders the role played by human agency almost invisible. The aim of this article is to contest the statist commonsense still prevalent in security studies. The ...
Whose ‘Middle East’? Geopolitical inventions and practices of security
(Sage Publications Ltd., 2004)
Contesting those approaches that present the ‘Middle East’ as a region that ‘best fits the realist view of international politics’, this article submits that critical approaches are relevant to this part of the world as ...
Arguing against security communitarianism
Anthony Burke’s ‘security cosmopolitanism’ is a fresh and thought-provoking contribution to critical theorizing about security. In this discussion piece, I would like to join Burke’s call for ‘security cosmopolitanism’ by ...