Month: January 2020

Book review: Securitization and Desecuritization of FARC in Colombia

Başar Baysal, 2019. Securitization and Desecuritization of FARC in Colombia, Lexington Books. The study of illegal armed organizations is difficult. Data availability is limited, as is access to key actors. When conflicts end, therefore, scholars face the opportunity to trace processes, and unpack the black box of how illegal organizations work and evolve, and how they… Read more »

Nuclear Governmentality: Governing Nuclear Security and Radiation Risk in Post-Fukushima Japan

The 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan was classified as a level-7 international nuclear event. The disaster disrupted lives and livelihoods; yet, it is but one of many predicted to occur based on the frequency of past nuclear failures. [i] [ii]  However, despite its fundamental riskiness, nuclear energy remains tied to national security and… Read more »