By Elisa López Lucía (ULB), María Martín de Almagro (UGent)
This special issue asks how governance orders and security knowledges are co-produced through transnational assemblages. It opens the black box of these assemblages by examining the challenges in bringing together the variety of everchanging interests, representations and positions held by the actors involved in them, and how these affect the making of security governance and the production of security knowledges. The contributions to this issue draw on a postcolonial security knowledge research agenda, and offer empirical cases of security assemblages that defy the traditional geographical and imaginary boundaries between North and South, the local and the international, and expert and experiential knowledge.
KEYWORDS: assemblages, knowledge production, security governance, postcolonial