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The continuing appeal of critical security studies
Twenty years have passed since the publication of Ken Booth’s seminal essay ‘Security and Emancipation’ (1991). It has been 16 years since Ken Booth and Richard Wyn Jones offered the fi rst post-graduate level course on ...
Identity is a social construct. So is security. Conventional approaches to security have, for long, denied the constructedness of both, offering instead a conception that takes identity as pre-given and its relationship ...
The politics of security and secularism in Turkey: from the early republican era to EU accession negotiations
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2008)
Policy discourse and academic accounts alike are characterized by a sharp divide concerning the nexus between security and secularism1 in Turkey. On the one hand are those who consider the ‘state establishment’s2 interpretation ...
Worlding conflict resolution and mediation expertise: in the ‘Global South’
This chapter will focus on how the paradox at the heart of this volume plays out in the Global South. Oftentimes, it is the Global South actors’ response to the ‘expertise’ that they receive that is problematized (the ...
Inventing Middle Easts: the making of regions through security discources
(Nordic Society for Middle Eastern Studies, 2000)
Turkey and the EU: yesterday's answers to tomorrow's security problems?
(Conflict Studies Reasearch Centre, 2001)
Since the end of the Cold War and the dissolution of the Soviet Union, it has become rather commonplace among EU policymakers to present Turkey as a 'consumer' and not a 'producer' of security in Europe. 1 In the absence ...
Thinking about world order, inquiring into others' conceptions of the international
(Campus Verlag, 2018)
How to think about global order in a world characterized by a multiplicity of inequalities and differences?1 In this paper, I draw upon the insights of critical and postcolonial IR to suggest that thinking about global ...
Turkey's geopolitics dogma
(Cambridge University Press, 2012)
A first look at Turkey’s case reveals it to be an ‘ideal’ one, which affirms the hypothesis ‘tested’ in this volume: that a ‘revival’ of geopolitical thought occurs in those settings where a crisis of foreign policy identity ...
Rethinking state failure: the political economy of security
(Institute for Development and Peace, 2007)
Securing the postcolonial
This chapter considers the following question: Should 'security' be a point of departure when thinking about the postcolonial? In considering this question, it focuses on debates on cosmopolitanism and security. Cosmopolitan ...