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War is peace: the United States' securitization praxis in the Post-Cold War

Grant number: 14/14071-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): January 01, 2015
Effective date (End): August 31, 2018
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Political Science - International Politics
Acordo de Cooperação: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal Investigator:Samuel Alves Soares
Grantee:Bárbara Vasconcellos de Carvalho Motta
Host Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia e Ciências (FFC). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Marília. Marília , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):16/18074-9 - The United States security foreign policy after the Cold War: internal factors and the construction of ideas, BE.EP.DR


After the Cold War, the lack of a precise enemy to be fought made the United States question what should be its role in this new era. The constant leader performance in this new world order plus the maintenance of a persecutory logic, rooted throughout the Cold War and taken to the extreme after 11 September, indicates that the United States keep on dealing with new challenges (terrorism, drug trafficking, weapons of mass destruction, among others) by the practices of securitization and exceptionality. Through the evaluation of specific cases (Gulf War, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya), in the four governments of the post-Cold War until the first term of the Obama administration, efforts will be made to verify to what extent there is a tendency of these governments in their external actions for security to translate their political practices into a preference for dealing with international issues through a process of securitization. After these empirical tests, a secondary purpose is also to address the weaknesses and antinomies of the theory of securitization, advancing to a critique of their theoretical and conceptual contributions. (AU)

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MOTTA, BARBARA; SUCCI JUNIOR, DAVID P.. Legitimation through Collectivization: Al Qaeda and US Discourses on the Use of Force. STUDIES IN CONFLICT & TERRORISM, . (18/11168-3, 14/14071-0)
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MOTTA, Bárbara Vasconcellos de Carvalho. War is peace: the US security discursive practices after the Cold War. 2018. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp). Faculdade de Filosofia e Ciências. Marília Marília.

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