Entitled ‘Subjects of Security’, this project offers an in-depth treatment of how foreign policy regulates its own domestic sphere.
RMIT Research Support
The book-length project develops an original framework that inverts the traditional analysis of foreign relations in order to interpret the impact of ‘external’ foreign policy on ‘domestic’ individual subjectivity and social order. This framework demonstrates how the subjectivity of citizens is shaped by notions of security stemming from the pervasion of norms and stereotypes of foreign policy into domestic politics. Furthermore, notions of security derived from foreign policy inform how liberty is perceived and what it means to be free, constituting a vital part of social order.
This book will show that foreign policy is not limited solely to its intended external audience; indeed it has a profound impact upon domestic audiences of the state in question. Foreign policy in this sense is not just foreign.
Chief investigator: Robin Cameron