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Neoliberalism, the security state, and the quantification of reality, David R. Lea

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Neoliberalism, the security state, and the quantification of reality
Title
Neoliberalism, the security state, and the quantification of reality
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David R. Lea
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Language
eng
Summary
As the security state grows in power and dominance, commercial and financial interests increasingly penetrate our social existence. Neoliberalism, the Security State, and the Quantification of Reality addresses the relationship between these two trends in its discussion of neoliberalism, financialization, and managerialism, with a particular focus on the decline of professionalism, the restructuring of tertiary education, and the university’s abandonment of the humanities. Additionally, David Lea links these developments with the failings of democratic institutions, the growth of the disciplinary society, and the emergence of the security state, which relentlessly governs by extraordinary fiat dividing, disempowering and excluding. Lea identifies one such linkage inthe common form of rationality, which underlies contemporary approaches to reality. Others have noted that one of the most notable political developments of the last thirty years or so has been increasing public and governmental demand for the quantification of social phenomena. Moreover, A.W. Crosby has attributed Europe’s unprecedented imperial success, which began in early European Modernity, to a paradigmatic shift from a qualitative world view grounded in Platonic and Neo-Platonic idealism to a more quantitative world view. Nevertheless, this quantitative approach towards the natural and social worlds alienates humans from other species and even from ourselves and fails to represent life as we actually experience it. While a quantitative world view may have facilitated imperial success and the interlocking exercise of power and authority by the state and the economically empowered, this instrumental form of thinking rationales, strategies and facilitates policies that restrict and vitiate individual autonomy to create a seamless controlled conformity. This form of thinking that relies on the quantification of natural and social phenomena creates a value free equivalency, which at the same time invidiously divides society into the wealthy and the impoverished, the advantaged and the exploited, the politically included and the excluded. --
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1946-
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Lea, David
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Neoliberalism
  • Security sector
  • Financialization
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Neoliberalism, the security state, and the quantification of reality, David R. Lea
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-237) and index
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Contents
Neoliberalism, financialization, and managerialism -- Professionalism in an age of financialization and managerialism -- The corporate university -- The future of the humanities in today's financial markets -- A culture of counting: the quantification of reality -- The clash of cultures thesis: liberalism versus communitarianism -- Carl Schmitt on international relations and the crisis of parliamentary democracy -- The security issue and the security state -- Foucault: the disciplinary society and biopolitical realities -- Agamben: interpreting the biopolitical, sovereignty, and non-identitarian politics -- Agamben and the biopolitical: a final critical evaluation
Control code
ocn958449154
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 243 pages
Isbn
9781498520072
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)958449154
Label
Neoliberalism, the security state, and the quantification of reality, David R. Lea
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-237) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Neoliberalism, financialization, and managerialism -- Professionalism in an age of financialization and managerialism -- The corporate university -- The future of the humanities in today's financial markets -- A culture of counting: the quantification of reality -- The clash of cultures thesis: liberalism versus communitarianism -- Carl Schmitt on international relations and the crisis of parliamentary democracy -- The security issue and the security state -- Foucault: the disciplinary society and biopolitical realities -- Agamben: interpreting the biopolitical, sovereignty, and non-identitarian politics -- Agamben and the biopolitical: a final critical evaluation
Control code
ocn958449154
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 243 pages
Isbn
9781498520072
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)958449154

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