ABSTRACT

The social theory of practice informs discussions as examine the ways in which security can be and has been performed and how practice is the vehicle through which subjectivities are constantly challenged and reproduced. Through encounters, the subjectivities are reproduced or challenged, allowing for the possibility to reiterate or resist certain historically and socially formed security regimes and processes rooted in particular background knowledge (or social order). Positive security that examines security measures on a continuum of violence/non-violence and exclusion/inclusion helps expose the ways in which state security can prove harmful to the everyday, or the ways in which the everyday can exacerbate harm for society and the state, making more clear. Positive security offers a practical way of thinking about new security challenges the peoples face globally. These challenges, such as climate emergency, cross borders and have increasingly impacted societies, particularly those who are most vulnerable.