MappingSecurity.net aims at establishing an innovative interdisciplinary web-based platform for researchers engaged in the critical analysis of the practices and discourses of the actors involved in security issues (official representatives, private entrepreneurs, operators, engineers, experts, consultants, etc.). In particular, it aims at informing the nature, the features and rationale of these actors – and how they interact in a field of security, understood as a space of competition over the means to define the sources of our insecurity and to produce techniques to manage them.
MappingSecurity.net works as a collaborative platform that provides a virtual workspace for researchers to exchange and share information and reflection on security. This platform thus seeks well-informed contributions (theoretically and empirically) to discuss and debate how to map such a security field. Contributions can be submitted, for instance, on sociological approaches to the actors, to the framing of their discourses and practices; the extension of the market of security; the logic and effects of technologies and devices dedicated to security, control and protection; the politics of security and their impacts on social cohesion, trust and political decision.
MappingSecurity.net is an extension of the research project HOSSET – Hot Spots of Security High Tech (2013-2014) funded by NESTA. MappingSecurity.net is supported by the Discipline Area of Politics at the University of Manchester and the research cluster Political Horizons.
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Written blog posts: Blog posts are typically 700-1,500 words. MappingSecurity’s main focus is on the security debates and we welcome original content on the many concepts within this wide scope of issues. We don’t want to limit contributions to our own interests, so please get in touch with your new ideas.
Reviews: Reviews of academic articles are between 300 and 500 words. A review of a journal special issue is between 1,000 and 1,500 words. Reviews of books can be between 300 and 2,000 words.
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