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Death and security – the only two certainties
Charlotte Heath-Kelly

by theories that explore the deployment of life, only Jeff Huysmans has pointed to the potential connection between death and security in his 1998 article ‘Security! What Do You Mean?’, arguing that security can be understood as the responsive practices by which political communities alleviate mortality anxiety by making, and then disposing of, objects of threat ( 1998 : 237–8). In its response to

in Death and security
Disaster management
Charlotte Heath-Kelly

contain the event – and yet the salience of mortality does not stop when the fires are put out and the bodies removed. Violent deaths continue to be politically significant long after the bodies and rubble are hidden from view because such events burst through the charade of security in spectacular fashion. These evidences of mortality leave marks on the imagination of the political community, as well as

in Death and security
Memory and security without visibility
Charlotte Heath-Kelly

profound effects upon the constitution of ontological security because it is visual. We see destroyed sites and then we feel destroyed sites. As Martin Coward has shown, the destruction of buildings is a profoundly political violence that targets the political communities and identities inscribed within the structures; architecture, ontology and identity are mutually constitutive and thus the destruction

in Death and security
Daniel Stevens
and
Nick Vaughan-Williams

symbolic and sociotropic as ‘outsiders’ are presented as posing an existential challenge to a supposedly unified sovereign political community (Givens et al., 2009 ; Huysmans, 2006 ). Similarly, Kinder and Sears ( 1981 ) find that the impact of racial threat on voting behaviour is due to perceptions of collective and symbolic threat rather than concerns at the individual level. Political tolerance is lower in nations that are

in Everyday security threats
Daniel Stevens
and
Nick Vaughan-Williams

of falsely accusing people of crimes they have not committed: ‘you'd get vans of people coming and police and all their gear [. . .] and so many innocent people have already been punished for things’ (Aysha, Triad 7). Shazi expressed an alternative vision of political community not based on suspicion, unease, and distrust, but equality between British citizens: ‘to treat

in Everyday security threats
Alexis Heraclides
and
Ada Dialla

Relations , 84–6; M. Walzer, ‘The Rights of Political Communities’, in C. R. Beitz et al. (eds), International Ethics (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1985), 178–9; Ellis, ‘Utilitarianism and International Ethics’, 166–7. 106 Michael Doyle, in a perceptive article on Mill and Walzer, has come up with five points and we have taken on board three of them. See M. W. Doyle, ‘A

in Humanitarian intervention in the long nineteenth century
Alexis Heraclides
and
Ada Dialla

L. Renault, Introduction à l’étude du droit international (Paris: L. Larose, 1879), 21–2. 68 Ibid ., 23. 69 J. Lorimer, The Institutes of the Law of Nations: A Treatise of the Jural Relations of Separate Political Communities (Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1883, 1884), vol. I, 101–2; and vol. II, 51, 54

in Humanitarian intervention in the long nineteenth century
French denaturalisation law on the brink of World War II
Marie Beauchamps

he explicitly refers to France as being his country, even describing its successes and errors as his own), his sense of duty towards France makes it unambiguously clear that the General never ceased to consider himself as a member of the French political community. Accordingly, the national community invoked in the bill is bounded by the governmental, formal reading of the nation

in Security/ Mobility
Alexis Heraclides
and
Ada Dialla

, Rhetoric and the “European Character” of Turkey’, Journal of Southern Europe and the Balkans , 8:3 (2006), 305. 126 Neumann, Uses of the Other , 53. 127 J. Lorimer, The Institutes of the Law of Nations: A Treatise of the Jural Relations of Separate Political Communities (Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1883), vol. I, 102

in Humanitarian intervention in the long nineteenth century