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Securitization and Desecuritization in International Trusteeship Administrations

T. Bonacker

The subproject compares dynamics of security in cases of external administrations instituted by the UN (Kamerun, Togo, Papua Neuguinea, Timor-Leste, Kosovo). Comprehensive as well as specific conditions for the emergence and application of repertoires of desecuritization and securitization are analysed as part of statehood building. Furthermore, the aim is to scrutinize their impact on the consolidation and challenges of domination through trusteeship.

2014-2022, funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.

This project is part of the Collaborative Research Cluster 138 "Dynamics of Security"

Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Thorsten Bonacker

Team: Prof. Dr. Thorsten Bonacker, Dr. Werner Distler, Maria Ketzmerick, Julius Heise, Theresa Bachmann und Leonie Disselkamp

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    Ketzmerick, M 2019: Staat, Sicherheit und Gewalt in Kamerun: Postkoloniale Perspektiven auf den Dekolonisierungsprozess unter französischer UN-Treuhandverwaltung. transcript Verlag, Bielefeld. open acess

    Bonacker, T/ Distler, W/ Ketzmerick, M (Hg.) 2017: Securitization in Statebuilding and Intervention, Baden-Baden: Nomos.

    Bonacker, T/ Distler, W/ Ketzmerick, M 2018: Securitisation and Desecuritisation of Violence in Trusteeship Statebuilding. Civil Wars (2018) (online first), DOI: 10.1080/13698249.2018.1525675

    Bonacker, T 2019: Security Practices and the Production of Center-Periphery-Figurations in Statebuilding, in: Alternatives, online first:

    Bonacker, T 2018: The Militarization of Security. A Systems Theory Perspective, in: Critical Military Studies, online first: DOI:10.1080/23337486.2018.1505383

    Bonacker, T/ Liebetanz. D 2017: How Dynamics of Security Contribute to Illiberal Statebuilding: The Case of Tajikistan, in: Thorsten Bonacker/ Werner Distler/ Maria Ketzmerick (Hg.): Securitization in Statebuilding and Intervention, Baden-Baden: Nomos, 245-270.

    Bonacker, T/ Ketzmerick, M 2017: How Security Dynamics Shaped Trusteeship Statebuilding: The French Adminstration of Cameroon, in: Thorsten Bonacker/ Werner Distler/ Maria Ketzmerick (Hg.): Securitization in Statebuilding and Intervention, Baden-Baden: Nomos, 155-182.

    Bonacker, T 2016: Internationales Statebuilding und die liberale Politik des Schutzes, in: Gabriele Abels (Hg.): Vorsicht Sicherheit! Legitimationsprobleme der Ordnung von Freiheit, Baden-Baden: Nomos, 177-198.

    Distler, W 2018: ‘And Everybody Did Whatever They Wanted to Do’: Informal Practices of International Statebuilders in Kosovo. Civil Wars, 20:2, 286-303, DOI: 10.1080/13698249.2018.1480581

    Distler, W 2018: Gewaltakteure und Versicherheitlichung im internationalen Peacebuilding (2018). In: Carola Westermeier, Horst Carl (Hrsg.): Sicherheitsakteure. Epochenübergreifende Perspektiven zu Praxisformen und Versicherheitlichung. Baden-Baden: Nomos. S. 81-92.

    Distler, W 2017: The 'Politics of Protection' and Elections in Trusteeship and International Administration. The Cases of Cameroun and Kosovo (mit Maria Ketzmerick). In: Thorsten Bonacker, Werner Distler, Maria Ketzmerick: Securitization in Statebuilding and Intervention. Baden-Baden: Nomos. S. 127-154.

    Distler, W 2017: Dangerised youth: the politics of security and development in Timor-Leste. Third World Quarterly, 2017.

    Distler, W 2016: Intervention as a social practice: knowledge formation and transfer in the everyday of police missions. International Peacekeeping 23:2, 326-349.

    Distler, W. 2016: Die fragmentierte Zeit im Peacebuilding. Die Zeitdimensionen der Praxis des Friedenschaffens. In: Christina Schües und Pascal Delhom (Hg.): Zeit und Frieden. Friedenstheorien 2. Freiburg/München: Verlag Karl Alber. S. 85-102.

    Ketzmerick, M 2019: "Securitized State Building? – The Camerounian Decolonization in Conflict". In: "Conceptualizing Power in Dynamics of Securitization: Beyond State and International System." Regina Kreide und Andreas Langenohl (Hrsg.). Baden-Baden: Nomos.