IQAS 52: 1-2 | The Governing of (In)Security. Politics and Securitisation in the Asian Context

Erscheinungsjahr: 
2021
Heft: 
Spring
Serien Nr: 
Vol 52, 1-2

The consequences of threat constructions and security-dominated politics in many Asian states and regions have been all too apparent recently. Whether the escalating language between China and the US over the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the violence against opposition movements in Hong Kong, the fate of minorities in Myanmar or the ongoing violence in Afghanistan – the invocation of “security” and the often violent practices of security agents constitute a powerful “key mode of governing”. In offering various empirical studies guided by the pragmatic frameworks of securitisation and Critical Security Studies, this Special Issue (edited by Werner Distler) aims at deconstructing security as a governing mode in the Asian context, with articles ranging from the local and national levels to international relations.

 

Ausgewählte Texte

Editorial
Werner Distler

Governing, but not Producing Security? Internationalised Community Security Practices in Kyrgyzstan
Philipp Lottholz, Arzuu Sheranova

(Re)reading Afghanistan through the Lens of Securitisation Theory
Holger Stritzel

 

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