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The Resource Security unbound : enacting democratic limits, Jef Huysmans

Security unbound : enacting democratic limits, Jef Huysmans

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Security unbound : enacting democratic limits
Title
Security unbound
Title remainder
enacting democratic limits
Statement of responsibility
Jef Huysmans
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Security concerns have mushroomed. Increasingly numerous areas of life are governed by security policies and technologies. Security Unbound argues that when insecurities pervade how we relate to our neighbours, how we perceive international politics, how governments formulate policies, at stake is not our security but our democracy. Security is not in the first instance a right or value but a practice that challenges democratic institutions and actions. We are familiar with emergency policies in the name of national security challenging parliamentary processes, the space for political dissent, and fundamental rights. Yet, security practice and technology pervade society heavily in very mundane ways without raising national security crises, in particular through surveillance technology and the management of risks and uncertainties in many areas of life. These more diffuse security practices create societies in which suspicion becomes a default way of relating and governing relations, ranging from neighbourhood relations over financial transactions to cross border mobility. Security Unbound demonstrates that governing through suspicion poses serious challenges to democratic practice. Some of these challenges are familiar, such as the erosion of the right to privacy; others are less so, such as the post-human challenge to citizenship.Security unbound provokes us to see that the democratic political stake today is not our security but preventing insecurity from becoming the organising principle of political and social life"--
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Huysmans, Jef
Dewey number
323.4/3
Index
index present
LC call number
JC596
LC item number
.H88 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Critical issues in global politics
Series volume
6
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Privacy, Right of
  • Democracy
  • Electronic surveillance
  • Electronic surveillance
  • Information technology
  • Information technology
  • Social psychology
  • Social control
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Civics & Citizenship
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
Label
Security unbound : enacting democratic limits, Jef Huysmans
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Seucrity unbound and democracy -- Political reading of security -- Insecurity as exception -- Diffusing insecurities -- Assembling suspicion --Surveillance, democracy, privacy -- Security technology and democratic limits -- Insecurity, democracy, political
Control code
862148800
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 215 pages
Isbn
9780415440202
Lccn
2013031455
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)862148800
Label
Security unbound : enacting democratic limits, Jef Huysmans
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Seucrity unbound and democracy -- Political reading of security -- Insecurity as exception -- Diffusing insecurities -- Assembling suspicion --Surveillance, democracy, privacy -- Security technology and democratic limits -- Insecurity, democracy, political
Control code
862148800
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 215 pages
Isbn
9780415440202
Lccn
2013031455
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)862148800

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