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Catarina Kinnvall

Catarina Kinnvall

Assistant Head of Department Coordination of Research | Professor

Catarina Kinnvall

The political psychology of (de)securitization: place-making strategies in Denmark, Sweden, and Canada

Author

  • Catarina Kinnvall
  • Paul Nesbitt-Larking

Summary, in English

In this article we demonstrate how both state structures and collective agencies contribute to patterns of securitization and, in so doing, reconfigure conceptions of space and place. Focusing on the life-chances of Muslim minority populations in Denmark, Sweden, and Canada, we begin by establishing how experiences of empire and colonization have shaped dominant regimes of citizenship and multiculturalism. Analyzing responses to the Danish newspaper publication of the 'Mohammed cartoons', we illustrate the dynamics of place making that are operative in the political psychology of securitization. Our analysis illustrates the cosmopolitical and dialogical character of Canadian multiculturalism and how such a regime facilitates a politics of space that is distinct from the cartographies of imperialism that inform place making in Denmark and, to a lesser extent, Sweden.

Department/s

  • Department of Political Science

Publishing year

2010

Language

English

Pages

1051-1070

Publication/Series

Environment & Planning. D, Society and Space

Volume

28

Issue

6

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Pion Ltd

Topic

  • Political Science

Status

Published

Project

  • Lund Human Rights Research Hub

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1472-3433