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    Human rights, counter-terrorism and criminology: The siren call of security

    Hamilton, Claire (2018) Human rights, counter-terrorism and criminology: The siren call of security. Irish Studies in International Affairs, 29. pp. 205-216. ISSN 2009-0072

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    In light of recent departures from human rights standards in the name of ‘security’, this paper argues that the application of governmentality-informed criminological concepts may help to illuminate the process and context in which such departures are made and the ‘rationalities’ and ‘knowledges’ that facilitate them. By forcing us to pay attention to the power-knowledge networks inherent in the bureaucratic, political and juridical apparatus through which rights are negotiated, the governmentality analytic opens up important possibilities for a politically richer, more self-reflexive and ultimately less disingenuous rights discourse.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Cite as: Claire Hamilton. (2018). Human Rights, Counter-terrorism and Criminology: The Siren Call of Security. Irish Studies in International Affairs, 29, 205-216. doi:10.3318/isia.2018.29.02
    Keywords: Human Rights; counter-terrorism; criminology; siren call; security;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Law
    Item ID: 14124
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    Depositing User: Claire Hamilton
    Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2021 15:38
    Journal or Publication Title: Irish Studies in International Affairs
    Publisher: Royal Irish Academy
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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