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Critical Security Methods. New Frameworks for Analysis.

Aradau, Claudia; Huysmans, Jef; Neal, Andrew and Voelkner, Nadine eds. (2014). Critical Security Methods. New Frameworks for Analysis. New International Relations. Abingdon: Routledge.

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Abstract

Critical Security Methods offers a new approach to research methods in critical security studies.

It argues that methods are not simply tools to bridge the gap between security theory and security practice. Rather, to practise methods critically means engaging in a more free and experimental interplay between theory, methods and practice. This recognises that the security practices we research are often methods in their own right, as forms of surveillance, data mining, visualisation, and so on, and that our own research methods are themselves practices that intervene and interfere in those sites of security and insecurity.

Against the familiar methdological language of rigour, detachment and procedural consistency, Critical Security Methods reclaims the idea of method as experiment. The chapters offer a series of methodological experimentations that assemble concepts, theory and empirical cases into new frameworks for critical security research. They show how critical engagement and methodological innovation can be practiced as interventions into diverse instances of insecurity and securitisation, including airports, drug trafficking, peasant struggles, biometrics and police kettling.

Item Type: Edited Book
Copyright Holders: 2015 selection and editorial material, Claudia Aradau, Jef Huysmans, Andrew Neal and Nadine Voelkner, individual chapters, the contributors
ISBN: 0-415-71294-7, 978-0-415-71294-1
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
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Item ID: 42574
Depositing User: Jef Huysmans
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2015 10:46
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 08:47
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/42574
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