?The Political Economy of Security: States, Crisis and War?
Dr Bryan Mabee
Wednesday 7 October 2009
Room 280N, York Lanes
In this seminar Dr Bryan Mabee will chart the development of a ?national
security state? in the United States after World War II and examine how
this state was premised on the resolution of several post-war crises in
the political economy of security, including the political economy of
postwar production, the relationship between labour and business, and the
changing character of war. Drawing on contemporary approaches to state
theory and historical sociology, Dr Mabee will explore the development of
divergent approaches to national security through a political economy
approach that emphasizes both the importance of ideas and the impact of
overall crises on historical patterns of state building. The seminar will
also focus on the relationship between state crisis, crisis narratives,
state building and the role of war in political development.
Dr Bryan Mabee is a Senior Lecturer in International Politics at Queen
Mary, University of London, UK. Dr Mabee specializes in and has published
on globalization, security, US foreign policy and the historical sociology
of international relations. His most recent publications are the
monograph The Globalization of Security (Palgrave, 2009), and ?Pirates,
Privateers and the Political Economy of Private Violence? in Global
Change, Peace and Security. He is currently a visiting scholar at YCISS.
Coffee, tea and refreshments will be provided.