Subproject C05 — Political Security and Economized Infrastructures
second funding stage (2018-2021)
The security of so-called critical infrastructures – like energy, communication and transportation networks – is at the top of the agenda of current securitization dynamics in many contemporary societies. These infrastructures operate on a genuinely economic logic, often being run, maintained, owned and even secured by private companies. The subproject investigates the formation of security agendas for critical infrastructure as result of the interdependence between political and economic logics underlying their operation and securing. The case studies encompass the securitization of the internet (‘cyber security), urban infrastructure, and financial infrastructure.