By Faye Donnelly

This ebook reviews the conceptualization of safety present in mainstream and demanding theoretical debates, and applies this to the empirical case of the 2003 Iraq battle.


The Iraq warfare represents the most confusing, advanced, and arguable occasions within the post-Cold conflict period. the style during which the Bush management ultimately determined to carry Saddam Hussein dependable via army intervention provoked a global outcry a result of narratives they developed to justify the "pre-emptive use of strength" and "enhanced interrogation techniques."


Responding to constructivist and post-structuralist students' demands a flip to discourse, and aligning its argument with severe defense reports, relatively the Copenhagen university (CS), this e-book conceptualizes language as a pivotal mechanism of strength. Adopting a Wittgensteinian method, it strikes clear of wondering the nexus among defense and language from a unmarried motion, or speech act, to a chain of activities or interactions. to demonstrate this new strategy, the writer examines circumstances particularly: the UN inspectors' discovering that there has been no credible facts that Iraq possessed guns of mass destruction (WMD) in early 2003 and the Abu Ghraib scandal in 2004. either occasions express that the bounds and kinfolk among securitized principles and environments are usually not pre-given yet produced in a selected language video game.


This e-book might be of a lot curiosity to scholars of serious protection reports, US overseas coverage, and IR in general.

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