Hyper‐securitization, Everyday Security Practice and Technification: Cyber‐security Logics in Switzerland
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This contribution to the SPSR debate about technology and security in Switzerland looks at how and by whom cyber‐security is constructed in Swiss security politics. Using three securitization logics as developed by reflexive Security Studies – hyper‐securitization, everyday security practices, and technification – it illustrates how Swiss actors have sorted out roles and responsibilities over the years. The article suggests that all three logics are present in the political process, but that ‘technification’ – a way to construct the issue as reliant upon technical knowledge and the supposition that this serves a political and normatively neutral agenda – is currently the dominant one. For democratic politics, technification is a big challenge. Assigning an issue to the technical realm has a depoliticizing influence and makes contestation from those with less technical expertise very hard. © 2021 Swiss Political Science Association Show more
Journal / seriesSwiss Political Science Review
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SubjectCyber-security; Securitization Theory; Swiss Politics; Bureaucratic Politics
Organisational unit03515 - Wenger, Andreas / Wenger, Andreas
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