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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.

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

Project Period: 2014-2025
Funding: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Teilprojekt SFB 138
Project Leader: Prof. Dr. Thorsten Bonacker
Team: Prof. Dr. Thorsten Bonacker, Dr. Werner Distler, Dr. Philipp Lottholz
Former Participants: Julius Heise, Maria Ketzmerick; Theresa Bachmann, Miriam Bach, Leonie Disselkamp, Laura Kotzur, Ronja Schicke, Lea Stromowksi, Luisa Siemens, Miriam Tekath.  

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    Bonacker, Thorsten & Denis Liebetanz. 2017. How Dynamics of Security Contribute to Illiberal Statebuilding: the Case of Tajikistan. In: Thorsten Bonacker, Werner Distler & Maria Ketzmerick (eds.) 2017. Securitization in Statebuilding and Intervention. Baden-Baden: Nomos. DOI: 10.5771/9783845285825

    Bonacker, Thorsten & Maria Ketzmerick 2017. How Security Dynamics Shaped Trusteeship Statebuilding: The French Adminstration of Cameroon. In: Thorsten Bonacker, Werner Distler & Maria Ketzmerick (eds.) 2017. Securitization in Statebuilding and Intervention. Baden-Baden: Nomos. DOI: 10.5771/9783845285825

    Bonacker, Thorsten & Werner Distler 2021. Securitisation in World Politics: the Conflict on the Self-Determination of East Timor at the United Nations. In: International Quarterly for Asian Studies 52, 1-2. DOI: 10.11588/iqas.2021.1-2.14301

    Bonacker, Thorsten 2016. Internationales Statebuilding und die liberale Politik des Schutzes. In: Gabriele Abels (Hg.). Vorsicht Sicherheit! Legitimationsprobleme der Ordnung von Freiheit. Baden-Baden: Nomos. DOI: 10.5771/9783845266039

    Bonacker, Thorsten 2018. Security Practices and the Production of Center–Periphery Figurations in Statebuilding. In: Alternatives 43, 4. DOI: 10.1177/0304375418821479

    Bonacker, Thorsten 2019. The Militarization of Security: a Systems Theory Perspective. In: Critical Military Studies 5, 2. DOI: 10.1080/23337486.2018.1505383

    Bonacker, Thorsten 2021. Reporting Security: Postcolonial Governmentality in the United Nations’ Trusteeship System. In: International Political Sociology. DOI: 10.1093/ips/olab030

    Bonacker, Thorsten 2021. Situierte Sicherheit; Für einen methodologischen Situationismus in den Critical Security Studies. In: ZIB Zeitschrift für internationale Beziehungen 28. DOI: 10.5771/0946-7165-2021-1-5

    Bonacker, Thorsten, Werner Distler & Maria Ketzmerick (eds.) 2017. Securitization in Statebuilding and Intervention. Baden-Baden: Nomos. DOI: 10.5771/9783845285825

    Bonacker, Thorsten, Werner Distler & Maria Ketzmerick 2018. Securitisation and Desecuritisation of Violence in Trusteeship Statebuilding. In: Civil Wars 20, 4. DOI: 10.1080/13698249.2018.1525675

    Distler, Werner & Julius Heise 2021. Secessionist Conflicts: Unresolved Legacies of United Nations Trusteeship. In: Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding. DOI: 10.1080/17502977.2021.1890935

    Distler, Werner & Maria Ketzmerick 2017. The ‘Politics of Protection’ and Elections in Trusteeship and International Administration: the Cases of Cameroun and Kosovo. In: Thorsten Bonacker, Werner Distler & Maria Ketzmerick (eds). Securitization in Statebuilding and Intervention. Baden-Baden: Nomos. DOI: 10.5771/9783845285825

    Distler, Werner 2018. Gewaltakteure und Versicherheitlichung im internationalen Peacebuilding. In: Carola Westermeier & Horst Carl (Hg.) Sicherheitsakteure: Epochenübergreifende Perspektiven zu Praxisformen und Versicherheitlichung. Baden-Baden: Nomos. DOI: 10.5771/9783845286532

    Distler, Werner 2019. Dangerised Youth: the Politics of Security and Development in Timor-Leste. Third World Quarterly 40, 4. DOI: 10.1080/01436597.2017.1401924

    Distler, Werner 2020. Political Crisis and the Corona: ‘State Of Emergency’ in Kosovo. Zeitschrift für Friedens- und Konfliktforschung 9, 2. DOI: 10.1007/s42597-020-00046-w

    Distler, Werner 2022. Governing the Inner ‘Periphery’: Spatial Security Governance of the Highlands in Papua New Guinea since the Colonial Period. In: Political Geography 93. DOI: 10.1016/j.polgeo.2021.102552

    Heise, Julius 2021. United Nations Colonial Complicity in Decolonization Referenda: Un-supervision of the 1956 Referendum in Western Togoland.  In: Topos: Journal for Philosophy and Cultural Studies 1. DOI: 10.24412/1815-0047-2021-1-107-124

    Ketzmerick, Maria 2019. Securitized State Building? The Camerounian Decolonization in Conflict. In: Regina Kreide & Andreas Langenohl (eds.) Conceptualizing Power in Dynamics of Securitization: Beyond State and International System. Baden-Baden: Nomos. DOI: 10.5771/9783845293547

    Ketzmerick, Maria. 2019. Staat, Sicherheit und Gewalt in Kamerun: Postkoloniale Perspektiven auf den Dekolonisierungsprozess unter französischer UN-Treuhandverwaltung. Bielefeld: transcript. DOI: 10.14361/9783839449042

    Lottholz, Philipp & Thorsten Bonacker 2022. Understanding the Post-Imperial Politics of Security, Stability and Ordering in Central Asia: an Introduction. Europe-Asia Studies. DOI: 10.1080/09668136.2021.2020492