ABSTRACT

Exploring positive security through the everyday practice ‘supplies a particularly fertile “focal point” making interparadigmatic conversations possible'. There are four reasons why the peoples prioritise practices in our positive security conceptualisations. First, a practice approach allows us to study and understand everyday, mundane practices in terms of their roles in politics of security. Second, by understanding knowledge about security as practice, the peoples contextualise security as embodied actions. Third, security is not an end point but a process where social and collective recognitions of practices play a significant role. Fourth, positive security focal point understands security as performative: performances as productive of subjects with agency to interpret contexts differently, and therefore, paving the way for new practices. Positive security embraces uncertainty and indeterminacy of global politics in its everyday manifestations. The chapter also presents an overview on the key concepts discussed in this book.