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The Resource The ethical subject of security : geopolitical reason and the threat against Europe, J. Peter Burgess

The ethical subject of security : geopolitical reason and the threat against Europe, J. Peter Burgess

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The ethical subject of security : geopolitical reason and the threat against Europe
Title
The ethical subject of security
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geopolitical reason and the threat against Europe
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J. Peter Burgess
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eng
Summary
While critical security studies largely concentrates on objects of security, this book focuses on the subject position from which 'securitization' and other security practices take place. First, it argues that the modern subject itself emerges and is sustained as a function of security and insecurity. It suggests, consequently, that no analytic frame can produce or reproduce the subject in some original or primordial form that does not already reproduce a fundamental or structural insecurity. It critically returns, through a variety of studies, to traditionally held conceptions of security and insecurity as simple predicates or properties that can be associated or not to some more essential, more primeval, more true or real subject. It thus opens and explores the question of the security of the subject itself, locating, through a reconstruction of the foundations of the concept of security, in the modern conception of the subject, an irreducible insecurity. Second, it argues that practices of security can only be carried out as a certain kind of negotiation about values. The analyses in this book find security expressed again and again as a function of value cast in terms of an explicit or implicit philosophy of life, of culture, of individual and collective anxieties and aspirations, of expectations about what may be sacrificed and what is worth preserving. By way of a critical examination of the value function of security, this book discovers the foundation of values as dependent on a certain management of their own vulnerability, continuously under threat, and thus fundamentally and necessarily insecure. This book will be an indispensible resource for students of Critical Security Studies, Political Theory, Philosophy, Ethics and International Relations in general.--
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Burgess, J. Peter
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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PRIO new security studies
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  • National security
  • Internal security
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The ethical subject of security : geopolitical reason and the threat against Europe, J. Peter Burgess
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [215]-230) and index
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volume
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text
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Contents
Introduction : security as ethos and episteme -- Nietzsche, or value and the subject of security -- Foucault, or genealogy of the ethical subject -- Lacan, or the ethical subject of the real -- Butler, or the precarious subject -- Identity, community and security -- Intolerable insecurity -- Justice in political, legal and moral community -- Psychoanalysis of the national thing -- Security culture and the new ethos of risk -- Insecurity of the European community of values -- The modernity of a cosmopolitan Europe -- The new nomos of Europe -- A federalist Europe between economic and cultural value -- War in the name of Europe and the legitimacy of collective violence -- Conclusion : the many faces of European security
Control code
FIEb17744970
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 235 pages
Isbn
9780415499828
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)663773481
Label
The ethical subject of security : geopolitical reason and the threat against Europe, J. Peter Burgess
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [215]-230) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : security as ethos and episteme -- Nietzsche, or value and the subject of security -- Foucault, or genealogy of the ethical subject -- Lacan, or the ethical subject of the real -- Butler, or the precarious subject -- Identity, community and security -- Intolerable insecurity -- Justice in political, legal and moral community -- Psychoanalysis of the national thing -- Security culture and the new ethos of risk -- Insecurity of the European community of values -- The modernity of a cosmopolitan Europe -- The new nomos of Europe -- A federalist Europe between economic and cultural value -- War in the name of Europe and the legitimacy of collective violence -- Conclusion : the many faces of European security
Control code
FIEb17744970
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 235 pages
Isbn
9780415499828
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)663773481

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