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Ulrik Pram Gad, Karen Lund Petersen

The article analyses current debates on securitization theory. It is argued that there are a number of concepts of politics in play and that greater awareness regarding these conceptual differences helps clarify not only theoretical differences but also the possibilities for new theoretical development and reflection. Three conversations on politics are identified: first, how politics concerns action and intentionality; second, the modern organization of politics, spheres and sectors; and, third, the relationship between politics, ethics and science. Where the first and third conversations refer to politics as an act, in the second politics is inherently tied to the institutional or spatial structures of government – the state, the public, the political field, spheres, sectors or function.

Original languageNorwegian
JournalInternasjonal Politikk
Volume70
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)329-352
ISSN0020-577X
StatePublished - 6 Sep 2012

    Research areas

  • Faculty of Social Sciences - Copenhagen School, Critical theory, Securitization theory, Concepts of politics, Conceptual history

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