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In/security in Colombia: Writing Political Identities in the Democratic Security Policy

Josefina A. Echavarria


Based on geo- and biopolitical analyses, this book reconsiders how security policies and practices legitimate state and non-state violence in the Colombian conflict, and uses the case study of the official Democratic Security Policy (DSP) to examines how security discourses write the political identities of state, self and others. It claims that the DSP delimits politics, the political, and the imaginaries of peace and war through conditioning the possibilities for identity formation. The book offers an innovative application of a large theoretical framework on the performative character of se ... More

Keywords: security policies, non-state violence, Colombian conflict, Democratic Security Policy, security discourses, DSP, identity formation, security problematique, biopolitical analyses, geopolitical analyses

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780719079856
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719079856.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Josefina A. Echavarria, author