Is securitization a ‘negative’ concept? Revisiting the normative debate over normal versus extraordinary politics

  title={Is securitization a ‘negative’ concept? Revisiting the normative debate over normal versus extraordinary politics},
  author={Paul Roe},
  journal={Security Dialogue},
  pages={249 - 266}
  • P. Roe
  • Published 1 June 2012
  • Sociology
  • Security Dialogue
The purpose of this article is to revisit the normatively defined debate over securitization as a negative conception. Claudia Aradau’s work has largely served to define this debate, with Aradau arguing that securitization/security is an inherently negative conception inasmuch as its mode of extraordinary politics necessarily both institutionalizes fast-track decisionmaking (‘process’) and produces categories of enemy others (‘outcome’). In making evident the main assumptions therein, my… Expand
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