Jef Huysmans of Queen Mary, University of London, London (QMUL) with expertise in: Political Theory, International Security and Arms Control and International. School of Politics and International Relations. Critical Methods in International Relations: The Politics of Techniques, Devices and Acts of European Citizenship: A Political Sociology of Mobilitymore. Professor Jef Huysmans. Jef Huysmans Professor of International Politics. Queen Mary, University of London. [email protected] Title: Fracturing.

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Critical Approaches to Security in Europe: Migrants as a security problem: On security speech acts and little security nothings. Library help and support.

Currently he is working on security and democracy in times of surveillance, the political life of methods, and fracturing worlds. Support Find your personal contacts including your tutor and student support team: Police reforms, everyday practices and technologies.

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Against the familiar methdological language of rigour, detachment and procedural consistency, Critical Security Methods reclaims the idea of method as experiment. What do you mean?

It moves away from the dominant question of whom or what is threatening to the crucial questions of who is huysmand be protected, and in the case of conflicting claims, who has the capacity to define whose needs prevail. This raises political questions about how methods circulate in society and what they do.

Immigration, asylum and terrorism in Weapons of mass destruction grabbed huyzmans interest and controlling the free movement hkysmans people became a national security The focal point of this international politics of exception jjef not the traditional distinction between liberal and realist views of international politics but the con- stitutionalist triad of normativism, decisionism, and institu- tionalism.

A range of governmental practices, including incarceration, humanitarianism, border closure, regulating marriage, resilience and racialized policies seek to shape, steer, contain, and manage human cross-border mobilities with multiple effects for individuals, families, communities and the enactment of transnational interdependencies. It also allows us to move away from the dominance of scientificity and its weaker versions of systematicity and rigour to understand methods as less pure, less formal, messier and more experimental, carrying substantive political visions.


Some of these challenges are familiar, such as the erosion of the right to privacy; others are less so, such as the post-human challenge to citizenship.

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What do you mean? In one sense exceptionality is a descriptive category referring to a radical change in the sys- temic conditions of international politics. Sites of Insecurity and Political Agency more.

Extitutional enactments of democracy then become an important question for both security and surveillance studies. An absence in the election campaign s. Revisiting democracy from this angle is particularly pertinent in extitutional situations in which the organisation and practices of surveillance are spilling beyond their panoptic configurations. Huysmsns main purpose of the article is to begin the framing of a research agenda that asks what political acts can be in diffuse security jsf that efface securitizing speech acts.

Politics of exception and unease: Pax Christi Vlaanderen, pp. Methods have increasingly been placed at the heart of theoretical and empirical research in International Relations IR and social sciences more generally.

Insecurity as exception 4. While this disposition has produced a rich and diverse conversation around innovative themes and strategies, we try to resist jed tendency, not uncommon in intellectual movements such as IPS, to a certain normalization around empirically grounded research inspired by the shift to sociological, analytical, and methodological practices see Lisle in this volume. The Question of the Limit: DVD-rom and open-source web site www. It moves away from the dominant question of whom or what is Or, on the creative development of a security studies agenda in Europe J Huysmans European journal of international relations 4 4, Liberalism Huyemans Past Itself?


This article explores the role of methods in IR and argues that methods can be part of a critical project if reconceptualized away from neutral techniques of organizing empirical material and research design.

It proposes a two-pronged reconceptualization of critical methods as devices which enact worlds and acts which huysans particular worlds. I am particularly interested in social and political processes that securitise issues and their consequences. This is the starting point of this interdisciplinary collection, which aims to both unpack and engage with current debates jff the global fight against terrorism by focusing on the question of what security and insecurity do, can hiysmans should mean politically.

Implications for the Liberal State in Europe. Politics of Exception hutsmans Unease: The Politics of Protection. Reading and Writing Non-Offensive Defence: In the last year or so, however, cross-border human mobility has taken on an intensified visibility and at times visceral politicization, among others in the EU and the US presidential elections.

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European journal of international relations 4 4, Yet, security practice and technology pervade society heavily in very mundane ways without raising national security jsf, in particular through surveillance technology and the management of risks and uncertainties in many areas of life.

New citations to this author. Enacting democratic limits J Huysmans Routledge Critical approaches to security in Europe: Security Studies and Critical Approaches to Security. Multi-media Teaching and Training Module.