Between safety and vulnerability:the exiled other of international relations


Inspired by the idea of safe citizenship this article queries the possibilities of safety in an age of securitization. It challenges the cosmopolitan worldview and its iteration of a global cosmopolitan citizen. It champions an account of affective citizenship, narration and attends to the trauma of exile. It offers an account of exile before suggesting an institutional design premised on politicization. This design, it is argued, facilitates moments of storytelling fostering individual empowerment. This unorthodox rendering of agency allows the traumatized exile to negotiate the world as it is, not as it could be, as a potential ‘safe’ citizen.

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Divisions: Languages & Social Sciences > Politics & International Relations
Languages & Social Sciences > Aston Centre for Europe
Languages & Social Sciences > Centre for Critical Inquiry into Society and Culture (CCISC)
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Citizenship Studies on 1/2/16, available online:
Uncontrolled Keywords: international political theory,cosmopolitanism,exile,affective citizenship,narrative politics,Geography, Planning and Development,Political Science and International Relations
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PURE Output Type: Special issue
Published Date: 2016
Published Online Date: 2016-02-01
Accepted Date: 2015-09-24
Submitted Date: 2015-03-16
Authors: Beattie, Amanda Russell ( 0000-0002-5952-2554)



Version: Accepted Version

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