Hye Yun Kang
Program Area(s): International Relations; Political Theory
Unintended Intentions: The Paradox of Security
Dissertation Committee: Michael Loriaux, Will Reno, Lars Tønder
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.