SP Seminar Series

Mark B. Salter,
University of Ottawa, "The Sociology of Securitization",
Thursday, March 20th, 12:30 pm, Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Room D411.

Mark B. Salter
Associate Professor
School of Political Studies
University of Ottawa

The Sociology of Securitization

Thursday, March 20th
Location: Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Room D411
Time: 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Within the contemporary politics of terror, we see "security" continually invoked as a justification for greater state intrusion and control over the everyday. To contrast with the linguistic turn in recent writings from the Copenhagen School, Mark argues that we need to understand the process of securitization -- how an issue comes to be accepted as a security issue -- in sociological terms. Evidence is provided from the creation, review, and audit of the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority.

Everyone welcome!