chapter  17
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Deconstruction as ‘anti- method’

ByPENNY GRIFFIN

This chapter outlines a deconstructive approach to global politics, using the Global Financial Crisis to illustrate how this approach might be used to generate new knowledge and ideas about security. An article produced for Foreign Policy magazine in 2009 (entitled ‘The Death of Macho’) is deconstructed to show how ideas about economic security, progress and future prosperity can be, and are being, subject to contestation.