Техника безопасности: политика страха как инструмент управления
The author analyzes the impact of security preoccupations on the nature of public discourse and the way in which this language deforms the discussion of the problems of migration. Security turns out to be a fear management technique rather than an objective state existing independently of human perception. The state first instills various fears in society and then acts as a force capable of protecting it. As a result, the security theme not only becomes dominant in public discussions but is given ontological priority. The paradigm of domination, which became established by the mid-1990s, cannot but rely on the language of security. Public discourse is thus inevitably “securitized.” A major component of this process is the securitization of immigration-the discussion of immigration issues solely in the threat mode. However, reducing the entire management process to the management of fear is to display one’s total inability to manage anything at all.
Миграция, безопасность, управление, политика страха