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This paper critically engages with, and draws inspiration from the `vertical turn’ in political geographies of security. In so doing, I expose fragilities in its conceptual vocabulary and theoretical orientations, and call into question the security imaginaries on which notions of three-dimensional securitisation are predicated. This provides an important entry point for interdisciplinary dialogue at the intersections of political geography and security studies; while the latter is not especially noted for its contribution to the study of verticalities, re-reading `volumetric security’ through the spatial framings which underpin contemporary security studies does have considerable analytical merit and clears the ground – via Foucault’s notion of the milieu - for (re)thinking three-dimensional security in ontologically, epistemologically and politically inventive ways.
Author(s): Campbell E
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Political Geography
Print publication date: 01/03/2019
Online publication date: 06/12/2018
Acceptance date: 30/11/2018
Date deposited: 07/12/2018
ISSN (print): 0962-6298
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