Jan 2008 – Feb 2013
Nina Boy, former doctoral researcher at PRIO, received an award worth $700 from the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) on the occasion of the 25th SASE Annual Conference "States in Crisis" to take place in Milan, 27-29 June 2013. The awards committee selected her paper Sovereign Credit: A Financial Concept of Security as an outstanding submission.
Nina Boy defended her PhD dissertation on Tuesday 19 February at Lancaster University, UK.
The thesis, titled 'The Security of Public Credit', is an analysis of the evolution of the notion of national credit as a pillar of national sovereignty. Through a series of four articles, it examines the affinities between security understood as a national concern and security as it has developed in financial discourses. In their report, the two PhD examiners, Marieke de Goede (University of Amsterdam) and Paul Crosthwaite (University of Edinburgh), described the thesis as ‘an innovative and important contribution to critical security studies and an original critique of Foucault, beautifully written’.