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Title: Schizorevolutions vs. Microfascisms: The Fear of Anarchy in State Securitization
Authors: Karatzogianni, Athina
Robinson, Andy
First Published: 20-Jul-2017
Publisher: SAGE Publications (UK and US)
Citation: Journal of International Political Theory, 2017, 13(3), pp. 282 - 295
Abstract: This article investigates the role of ‘anarchy’ in state securitisation. First, we discuss state hierarchies’ struggle with active and reactive anarchic networks, theorising a state in existential crisis, which exploits anti-anarchist discourses to respond to network threats. In the second part, we illustrate with examples the use of fear of anarchy in hierarchical productive structures of securitisation. As an ‘antiproduction assemblage’, the state treats logics stemming from the ‘social principle’ as a repressed Real, the exclusion of which underpins its own functioning. The scarcity and fear resulting from state terror ensure responses to this structural violence by reactive networks, while paradoxically also exacerbating reactive tendencies within social movements. In the concluding part, we discuss visions of desecuritising society, breaking away from majoritarian logics of control and the coming of other worlds counterposed to the hierarchies producing and reproducing an eternal loop of state and network terror.
DOI Link: 10.1177/1755088217718570
ISSN: 1755-0882
eISSN: 1755-1722
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Creative Commons “Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives” licence CC BY-NC-ND, further details of which can be found via the following link: Archived with reference to SHERPA/RoMEO and publisher website.
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