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The Use of Hope: Biopolitics of Security During the Obama Presidency


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Title: The Use of Hope: Biopolitics of Security During the Obama Presidency
Authors: Tängh Wrangel, Claes
E-mail: claes.wrangel@globalstudies.gu.se
Issue Date: 25-Jan-2018
University: Göteborgs universitet. Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Social Sciences
Institution: School of Global Studies, Peace and Development Research ; Institutionen för globala studier, freds- och utvecklingsforskning
Parts of work: Wrangel, Claes (2013) “Reading the War on Terror through Fear and Hope: Affective Warfare and the Question of the Future”, Political Perspectives 7(2): 85-105.

Tängh Wrangel, Claes (forthcoming) “The Unknowing Subject of Radicalisation: US Counterterrorism Communications and the Biopolitics of Hope”

Tängh Wrangel, Claes (2017) “Recognising Hope: US Global Development Discourse and the Promise of Despair”, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 35(5): 875-892. DOI: 10.1177/0263775817695814

Wrangel, Claes (2014) “Hope in a Time of Catastrophe? Resilience and the Future in Bare Life”, Resilience: International Policies, Practices and Discourses 2(3): 183-194. DOI: 10.1080/21693293.2014.948326
Date of Defence: 2018-02-16
Disputation: Fredagen den 16 februari 2018, kl 13.15, sal 302, Annedalseminariet, Campus Linné, Seminariegatan 1A, Göteborg.
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: hope
biopolitics
Agamben
Obama
security
development
public diplomacy
resilience
radicalisation
counterterrorism
strategic narratives
neoliberalism
discourse analysis
Abstract: Through a compilation of four research articles, this PhD thesis investigates ‘hope’ as a biopolitical technology. It interrogates the use of hope by the United States security apparatus, on the one hand, to pre-empt processes of radicalisation and, on the other hand, to prepare the subject of security to cope with permanent insecurity. The dissertation analyses the security discourse of the Obama Administrations 2009 – 2016, paying particular attention to strategic narratives of hope across thr... more
ISBN: 978-91-629-0412-8
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/54706
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