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Open University lecture: Security and Democracy, May 8th (London)

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9 April 2014

In this keynote lecture Jef Huysmans, Director and Professor of Security Studies at the Centre for Citizenship Identities and Govenance (CCIG) at the Open University, will revisit the relation between democracy and security against the background of recent revelation of global surveillance practices.

He will argue for embracing a democratic curiosity when evaluating contemporary security practice. Democratic curiosity displaces attention from familiar often elite conceptions of power relations to the extremely ordinary ways in which the powers of security but also of democracy work. Rethinking the relation between democracy and security is particularly pertinent today when traditional democratic institutions are severely limited in the power they are exercising upon an increasingly diffuse organisation of security practice.

Thursday, 8 May 2014, 18:00 - 20:00

The Open University in London, 1-11 Hawley Crescent, Camden Town, London, NW1 8NP, Rooms 2b&2c. (See map)

This is part of the series: 'Being on the line: citizenship, identities and governance in times of crises'.

Register to attend the lecture via the Open University website.

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