Hye Yun Kang

Program Area(s):  Political Theory; International Relations

Dissertation Title:

Unintended Intentions: The Paradox of Security

Dissertation Committee:  Michael Loriaux, Will Reno, Lars T√łnder

Dissertation Description:

I examine the unintentionality that characterizes many of the intentions that produce unwanted consequences, and attribute that unintentionality to the ambiguity that characterizes the concept of security. Unintended intentions refers to a paradoxical loop in which intentions induce new intentions unexpectedly in response to unwanted consequences in a potentially infinite vicious circle.