Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Instruments of securitization and resisting subjects: For-profit professionals in the finance-security nexus
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
Number of Authors: 22019 (English)In: Security Dialogue, ISSN 0967-0106, E-ISSN 1460-3640, Vol. 50, no 3, p. 257-274Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article discusses the role of private actors in the finance-security nexus. It analyses how the delegated authority bestowed upon private actors in anti-money laundering and combating terrorist financing (AML/CTF) may be perceived not as empowerment but as an expression of a threatening invasive and hegemonic order: To reap the possible benefits offered by the security paradigm in the 'war on terror', private actors must relinquish a degree of self-determinacy. This threat to self-determinacy, it is argued, foregrounds (affective) resistance among for-profit professionals. The article probes how for-profit professionals engage in (affective) resistance through self-authorship. Evoking Hansen's discourse analysis on linkages and differentiation, the empirical analysis delineates how lawyers in the UK and France resist being resilient subjects in AML/CTF. It shows how for-profit professionals use self-authorship for purposes of (affective) resistance. Specifically, it finds that the linkages and counter-values subjects pin to the perceived invasive order of AML/CTF serve as poles in the fence protecting a space where professional identity is safeguarded. In this way, actors became resisting subjects when faced with obligations to be resilient. In conclusion, the article affords nuance to the role of private actors in the finance-security nexus by outlining how the forging of the first link in De Goede's security chain is undermined.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. Vol. 50, no 3, p. 257-274
Keywords [en]
Affect, AML, CTF, for-profit professionals, resistance, securitization, self-authorship
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-171156DOI: 10.1177/0967010619835655ISI: 000470842000004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-171156DiVA, id: diva2:1342320
Available from: 2019-08-13 Created: 2019-08-13 Last updated: 2019-08-13Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text in DiVA

Other links

Publisher's full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Mörth, Ulrika
By organisation
Department of Political Science
In the same journal
Security Dialogue
Political Science

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 9 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf