This project is an anthropological study of how citizenship is being reconfigured through hybrid forms of security governance. It will research these transformations by focusing on public-private ‘security assemblages’, with particular emphasis on the role of the private security industry.
Research impact and innovation
This project is expected to make a significant contribution to our understanding of shifts in citizenship in a context of neoliberal governance. It will advance theory within the anthropology of the state, security studies and urban studies.
University of Amsterdam
Centre for Urban Studies
Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG)
Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
1018 WV Amsterdam