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dc.contributor.authorBilgic, A.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-08T10:04:15Z
dc.date.available2016-02-08T10:04:15Z
dc.date.issued2015en_US
dc.identifier.issn0967-0106
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/22747
dc.description.abstractThe objective of emancipatory security theory is to examine the insecurities of individuals and social groups that stem from oppressive power processes, relations, and structures. However, the image of power in emancipatory security studies does not correspond to such a normative and analytical motivation. This renders the theory susceptible to substantial criticism on the grounds of inadequate analysis of resisting individuals as agents of security in their own localities. To address this issue, the present article conceptualizes ‘emancipatory power’. In this exercise, Hannah Arendt’s understanding of power, enriched by Judith Butler’s concept of performativity and feminist insights, will be used as the theoretical foundation to tailor collective power based on trust in a ‘moment’ of emancipation. Collective power will be illustrated by references to the protests in Cairo’s Tahrir Square in 2011.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.source.titleSecurity Dialogueen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0967010615575360en_US
dc.subjectEmancipationen_US
dc.subjectHannah Arendten_US
dc.subjectPoweren_US
dc.subjectSecurityen_US
dc.subjectTahrir Squareen_US
dc.subjectTrusten_US
dc.title‘Real people in real places’: conceptualizing power for emancipatory security through Tahriren_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.citation.spage272en_US
dc.citation.epage290en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber46en_US
dc.citation.issueNumber3en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0967010615575360en_US
dc.publisherSage Publications Ltd.en_US


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