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Beatrice de Graaf & Cornel Zwierlein: Historicizing Security – Entering the Conspiracy Dispositive. [Abstract]

This introduction offers a brief historiographic account on current histories of security. A case is made for historians to rely more on and profit from recent theories and concepts in political science, most notably the concepts invented by the Copenhagen School on securitization. Furthermore, an attempt is made to ‘historicize security’ and provide some new methodological perspectives, in particular the idea of connecting security to conspiracy as an operational dispositive for analyzing instances of security policy making.