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    Becoming weapon: an opening call to arms

    Bousquet, Antoine and Grove, J. and Shah, N. (2017) Becoming weapon: an opening call to arms. Critical Studies on Security 5 (1), pp. 1-8. ISSN 2162-4887.

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    How does a weapon become one? What are the materials, knowledges and affects implicated in a process of weaponisation? In what ways does a weapon wield its user? In an opening call to arms, this introduction to the special issue on ‘Becoming Weapon’ sets out the scope and ambition of a new research agenda for the study of weaponry in International Relations. After reviewing the existing literature on weapons and outlining its limitations, the article presents the special issue’s individual contributions, highlighting how each of them sheds new light on the constitution and efficacy of our most lethal apparatuses.


    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis, available online at the link above.
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Weapons, war, armed force, weaponisation
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Depositing User: Antoine Bousquet
    Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2017 10:41
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:34


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