Tibetan self-immolations as counter-securitization: interdiscursivity, identity and emergency

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Tibetan self-immolations as counter-securitization: interdiscursivity, identity and emergency . / Topgyal, Tsering.

In: Asian Security, Vol. 12, No. 3, 12.10.2016, p. 166-187.

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title = "Tibetan self-immolations as counter-securitization:: interdiscursivity, identity and emergency ",
abstract = "This article argues that the Tibetan self-immolations constitute a form of counter-securitization to China{\textquoteright}s securitization of the 2008 Tibetan uprising. Theoretically, it argues that securitization theory (1) is too focused on the intra-unit interaction between securitizing elites and audiences; (2) leaves the inter-unit dynamics underdeveloped and (3) fails to recognize the securitised {\textquoteleft}other{\textquoteright} as an audience. This article theorises the linkage between unit-level and inter-unit processes by exploiting three concepts: inter-discursivity, identity and emergency measures. Contrary to existing theories, it shows that even unsuccessful securitizing moves can set off counter-securitizations thanks to audience-overlap and inter-discursivity. The SinoTibetan interactions around the Tibetan self-immolations uphold these theoretical positions. ",
keywords = "self-immolations; counter-securitization; resistance; Tibet; China",
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