Science, technology, security: towards critical collaboration

Evans, Sam Weiss, Leese, Matthias and Rychnovská, Dagmar (2021) Science, technology, security: towards critical collaboration. Social Studies of Science, 51 (2). pp. 189-213. ISSN 0306-3127

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Science and technology play a central role in the contemporary governance of security, both as tools for the production of security and as objects of security concern. Scholars are increasingly seeking to not only critically reflect on the interplays between science, technology and security, but also engage with the practices of security communities that shape and are shaped by science and technology. To further help this growth of interest in security topics within science and technology studies (STS), we explore possible modes of socio-technical collaboration with security communities of practice. Bringing together literatures from STS and critical security studies, we identify several key challenges to critical social engagement of STS scholars in security-related issues. We then demonstrate how these challenges played out over the course of three case studies from our own experience in engaging security communities of practice. We use these vignettes to show that there is a rich vein of developments in both theory and practice that STS scholars can pursue by attending to the interplay of science, technology and security.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: collaboration, critical security studies, engagement, security
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > International Relations
SWORD Depositor: Mx Elements Account
Depositing User: Mx Elements Account
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2021 11:51
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2021 12:00

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