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dc.contributor.authorMorrissey, John
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-26T08:04:36Z
dc.date.available2016-08-26T08:04:36Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.citationMorrissey, J. (2011), Closing the Neoliberal Gap: Risk and Regulation in the Long War of Securitization. Antipode, 43: 874–900. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8330.2010.00823.xen_IE
dc.identifier.issn1467-8330
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10379/5995
dc.description.abstractWhen US military commanders refer today to the “long war”, they could more instructively refer to the “long war of securitization”, involving both practices of war and reconstruction that have always been based on a therapeutic logic of preemption and an endgame of protection from global economic risk. Since the early 1980s, the centrepiece of US foreign policy has been the securitization of the Persian Gulf region, with the newly created United States Central Command (CENTCOM) given the task of effecting a grand strategy that has subsequently been consistently based on two interrelated tactics: first, the discursive identification and positing of the Persian Gulf as a precarious yet pivotal geoeconomic space, essential to US and global economic health; and second, the enactment of a dual military–economic securitization strategy to secure, patrol and regulate designated “vital interests” in the region. With the rhetorical power of “risk management” perhaps more palpable today than ever, this paper reflects on the neoliberal discourses of “risk” and “regulation” that sustain a “long war” in which the perennial potentiality of a volatile global political economy necessitates securitization by US military force.en_IE
dc.description.sponsorshipIrish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences for supporting a research fellowshipstay at CUNY Graduate Center in 2007/2008en_IE
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dc.publisherWileyen_IE
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dc.subjectGeopoliticsen_IE
dc.subjectGeoeconomicsen_IE
dc.subjectRisken_IE
dc.subjectSecuritizationen_IE
dc.subjectUnited States Central Commanden_IE
dc.subjectGeographyen_IE
dc.titleClosing the neoliberal gap: risk and regulation in the long war of securitizationen_IE
dc.typeArticleen_IE
dc.date.updated2016-08-25T14:02:30Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1467-8330.2010.00823.x
dc.local.publishedsourcehttp://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8330.2010.00823.xen_IE
dc.description.peer-reviewedpeer-reviewed
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dc.local.contactJohn Morrissey, Room 111 Geography, National University Of Ireland, , University Road, Galway. 2267 Email: john.morrissey@nuigalway.ie
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