How are governance orders and security knowledges co-produced through transnational security assemblages? In this Special Issue, we claim that the notion of transnational security assemblages is central to understanding the multiscalar processes of security knowledge production and the co-constitution of governance orders.

We call for new theoretical, empirical, and methodological approaches that are sensitive to the particularities of security knowledge production under postcolonial and post-socialist conditions and that can shed light on the transformation of security governance orders. In contrast to rigid juxtapositions of North versus South, and rational versus experiential knowledge, understanding the politics of security knowledge in a fragmented postcolonial world requires recognising knowledge production as entangled in shared histories of inequalities and oppressions.

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