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Critique of Security

Mark Neocleous


The contemporary political imagination and social landscape are saturated by the idea of security and thoughts of insecurity. This saturation has been accompanied by the emergence of a minor industry generating ideas about how to define and redefine security, how to defend and improve it, how to widen and deepen it, how to civilise and democratise it. This book takes an entirely different approach and offers the first fully-fledged critique of security. Challenging the common assumption that treats security as an unquestionable good, Neocleous explores the ways in which security has been deplo ... More

Keywords: Security, critique, anti-security, emergency powers, liberal violence, security fetishism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780748633289
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633289.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark Neocleous, author