The past decade has seen various changes in the way violence is exercised by states. This has led some to argue that the distinction between war and policing is beginning to break down, both on a global level, and within nation states.
This studentship will explore the nature of these changes in relation both to their consequences for populations (citizens, non-citizens, immigrants, refugees) subject to the new forms of military policing and their implications for conceptualising the exercise of power and the projection of imaged futures. It will explore too the forms of resistance to these new practices of warfare, including critical analyses of the relation between these transformations of war and the possibility of democracy. This project will draw upon appropriate theoretical and philosophical frameworks in analysing these shifting technologies of war, policing and biopolitical management of populations.
School: School of Humanities
Campus: Grand Parade, Brighton campus