GOMEZ Oscar A.
   Department   Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University  College of Asia Pacific Studies
   Position   Associate Professor
Language English
Publication Date 2013/03
Type Research paper (Academic/Professional Journal)
Peer Review Peer reviewed
Title Justice and Security through the Looking Glass of Catastrophe—Borders, Overlaps, Challenges
Contribution Type Single Work
Journal Ritsumeikan Studies in Language and Culture
Volume, Issue, Page 24(4),pp.87-102
Details This paper explores the interface between pursuits of security and justice using for contrast some
of the situations triggered by March 11 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. It starts by advancing a very rough description of the justice and security interface that is then used heuristically to analyze different approaches to the emergency. The analysis results in mainly three situations in which borders and overlaps are the more evident, namely: demanding information, assessing reaction and resetting standards. The presentation suggests the necessity to re-open a space for an understanding of security different from justice, based on the temporality of emergency and the unintended consequences of framing catastrophe in terms of justice.
ISSN 0915-7816