Anthropology in the Age of Securitization
Social Anthropology, School of Social Sciences, The University of Manchester
This talk is about two processes that have the same name. Their most obvious
common property is that they are currently having negative effects on the welfare of
ordinary people around the world. What I want to do here is ask whether there is any
value in thinking about them together, and what kind of anthropological perspectives
might help us to do that. But before I get to that point, I need to say quite a lot more
about the two forms of “securitization” in their own right.