Securitization as a modern strategy of constructing identity : ‘negative proof identity’ in the European Union

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Securitization as a modern strategy of constructing identity : ‘negative proof identity’ in the European Union

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dc.contributor.author Hellberg, Uliana
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-21T13:06:03Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-21T13:06:03Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/14368
dc.description.abstract The present paper considers securitization a modern strategy of identity making in the European Union. It is supposed that European identity is being constructed not so much on a basis of ‘internal’ belonging of people to the community as by contradiction to ‘external’ identities and exercised by the securitization practices of creation and exclusion of the ‘other’ embodied in a figure of the ‘alien’ (terrorist, migrant, offender, et cetera). By means of the negative proof method the interrelation of security and identity concepts and practices in the EU is analysed. It is revealed that ‘other’ identities are the main solidarizing factor used for constructing European identity; therefore, securitization becomes a powerful mechanism of identification through rejection. At the same time, such an identity ‘by contradiction’, without congruous construction of identity ‘on the inside’ based on the practices of political inclusion and recognition, present a threat to the community in itself. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.subject security studies en_US
dc.subject securitization en_US
dc.subject European Union en_US
dc.subject identity en_US
dc.subject 'other' en_US
dc.subject surveillance studies en_US
dc.subject.classification Humanities/Social Sciences en_US
dc.title Securitization as a modern strategy of constructing identity : ‘negative proof identity’ in the European Union en_US
dc.type Conference Paper, other en_US
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Faculty of Culture and Society en
dc.description.other "Securitization as a modern strategy of constructing identity : ‘Negative proof identity’ in the European Union", Department of Global Political Studies at Malmö University, 4 Febuary 2011 en_US
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES en_US
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