Depoliticisation as a securitising move: the case of the United Nations Environment Programme

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Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
Depoliticisation as a securitising move: the case of the United Nations Environment Programme
Périodique
European Journal of International Security
Auteur(s)
Maertens Lucile
ISSN
2057-5637
2057-5645
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
22/06/2018
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
3
Numéro
3
Pages
344-363
Langue
anglais
Résumé
Created in 1972, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has a normative mandate to promote the protection of the environment at the international level. However, since 1999, the organisation has been conducting field assessments in postconflict situations and addressing the role of natural resources in conflict, framing the environment as a security issue. To do so, the programme insists on its neutrality as a technical and ‘apolitical’ actor within the UN system. Considering depoliticisation as a political act, this article unpacks the concrete practices by which international organisations (IOs) enact depoliticisation. It further argues that IOs can perform securitising moves through practices and techniques presented as outside of the political realm. It draws upon the recent work on depoliticisation at the international level and reinforces studies considering the links between (de)politicisation and securitisation.
Mots-clé
Depoliticisation, Environment, International Organisations, Securitisation, UNEP
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12/07/2018 12:27
Dernière modification de la notice
20/08/2019 15:19
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