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Title Secrecy and methods in security research : a guide to qualitative fieldwork / edited by Marieke de Goede, Esmé Bosma, Polly Pallister-Wilkins
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 312 pages)
Contents Introduction : navigating secrecy in security research / Esme' Bosma, Marieke de Goede, Polly Pallister-Wilkins -- Interlude : rigorous research in critical security studies / Can Mutlu -- The problem of access : site visits, selective disclosure, and freedom of information in qualitative security research / Oliver Belcher & Lauren Martin -- The state is the secret. for a relational approach to the study of border and mobility control in Europe, Huub / Dijstelbloem & Annalisa Pelizza -- Postsecrecy and place : secrecy research amidst the ruins of an atomic weapons research facility / William Walters & Alex Luscombe -- Navigating difficult terrain / Alexandra Schwell -- Accessing lifeworlds : getting people to say the unsayable / Jonathan Luke Austin -- Research dilemmas in dangerous places / Fairlie Chappuis & Jana Krause -- Writing secrecy / Brian Rappert -- Gender, ethics and critique in researching security and secrecy / Marijn Hoijtink -- (In)visible security politics : reflections on photography and everyday security landscapes / Jonna Nyman -- The black box and its dis/contents : complications in algorithmic devices research / Till Straube -- Multi-sited ethnography of digital security technologies / Esme' Bosma -- Researching the emergent technologies of state control : the court-martial of Chelsea Manning / Sarah Hughes and Philip Garnett -- Searching for the smoking gun? Methodology and modes of critique in the arms trade / Anna Stavrianakis -- Critical engagement when studying those you oppose / Erella Grassiani -- Secrecy vignettes / Marieke de Goede -- Research ethics at work : account-abilities in fieldwork on security / Anthony Amicelle, Marie Badruddin, Samuel Tanner -- Material guides in ethically challenging fields : following deportation files / Lieke Wissink
Summary "This book analyses the challenges of secrecy in security research, and develops a set of methods to navigate, encircle and work with secrecy. How can researchers navigate secrecy in their fieldwork, when they encounter confidential material, closed-off quarters or bureaucratic rebuffs? This is a particular challenge for researchers in the security field, which is by nature secretive and difficult to access. This book creatively assesses and analyses the ways in which secrecies operate in security research. The collection sets out new understandings of secrecy, and shows how secrecy itself can be made productive to research analysis. It offers students, PhD researchers and senior scholars a rich toolkit of methods and best-practice examples for ethically appropriate ways of navigating secrecy. It pays attention to the balance between confidentiality, and academic freedom and integrity. The chapters draw on the rich qualitative fieldwork experiences of the contributors, who did research at a diversity of sites, for example at a former atomic weapons research facility, inside deportation units, in conflict zones, in everyday security landscapes, in virtual spaces, and at borders, bureaucracies and banks. The book will be of interest to students of research methods, critical security studies and International Relations in general"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Marieke de Goede is Professor of Political Science at the University of Amsterdam. She is author of Speculative Security: the Politics of Pursuing Terrorist Monies and Associate Editor of Security Dialogue. She currently holds a Consolidator Grant of the European Research Council (ERC) called FOLLOW: Following the Money from Transaction to Trial. Esmé Bosma is a Doctoral Candidate at the Department of Political Science of the University of Amsterdam and a member of project FOLLOW, funded by the European Research Council. For her research project she has conducted field research inside and around banks in Europe to analyse counter terrorism financing practices by financial institutions. She has taught qualitative research methods to political science students and holds a master's degree in Political Science from the University of Amsterdam. Polly Pallister-Wilkins is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, at the University of Amsterdam. Her work has been published in Security Dialogue, Political Geography and International Political Sociology amongst others. She is a principal investigator in the European Union Horizon 2020 project 'ADMIGOV: Advancing Alternative Migration Governance' looking at issues of humanitarian protection in wider systems of migration governance
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on September 05, 2019)
Subject Confidential communications -- Research -- Methodology
Official secrets -- Research -- Methodology
Security systems -- Research -- Methodology
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Methodology
Form Electronic book
Author Bosma, Esmé, editor
Goede, Marieke de, 1971- editor
Pallister-Wilkins, Polly, editor
LC no. 2019981127
ISBN 0429398182