‘Memory must be defended’: Beyond the politics of mnemonical security

@article{Mlksoo2015MemoryMB,
  title={‘Memory must be defended’: Beyond the politics of mnemonical security},
  author={Maria M{\"a}lksoo},
  journal={Security Dialogue},
  year={2015},
  volume={46},
  pages={221 - 237}
}
This article supplements and extends the ontological security theory in International Relations (IR) by conceptualizing the notion of mnemonical security. It engages critically the securitization of memory as a means of making certain historical remembrances secure by delegitimizing or outright criminalizing others. The securitization of historical memory by means of law tends to reproduce a sense of insecurity among the contesters of the ‘memory’ in question. To move beyond the politics of… Expand

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