Security as Translation: Threats, Discourse, and the Politics of Localisation

Holger Stritzel

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This article aims at enhancing our understanding of how collective interpretations of threats, stabilised and temporarily fixed in names, travel across different local discourse communities. I contend that globally accepted names result from gradual cross-cultural processes of localisation. Specifically, I argue that the discursive dynamics of elusiveness, compatibility and adaptation suggest a framework of analysis for how collective interpretations or names travel.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2491-2517
JournalReview of International Studies
Issue number5
Early online date19 Jan 2011
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011


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