The Resource Exceptionalism and the politics of counter-terrorism : liberty, security, and the War on Terror, Andrew W. Neal

Exceptionalism and the politics of counter-terrorism : liberty, security, and the War on Terror, Andrew W. Neal

Label
Exceptionalism and the politics of counter-terrorism : liberty, security, and the War on Terror
Title
Exceptionalism and the politics of counter-terrorism
Title remainder
liberty, security, and the War on Terror
Statement of responsibility
Andrew W. Neal
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This book is an analysis and critique of the concepts of 'exception' and 'exceptionalism' in the context of the politics of liberty and security in the so-called 'War on Terror'." "Since the destruction of the World Trade Centre on September 11th 2001, a notable transformation has occurred in political discourse and practice. Politicians and commentators have frequently made the argument that the rules of the game have changed, that this is a new kind of war, and that exceptional times require exceptional measures. Under this discourse of exceptionalism, an array of measures have been put into practice, such as detention without trial, 'extraordinary rendition', derogations from human rights law, sanction or connivance in torture, the curtailment of civil liberties, and aggressive war against international law."
  • "Situating exceptionalism within the post-9/11 controversy about the relationship between liberty and security, this book argues that the problem of exceptionalism emerges from the limits and paradoxes of liberal democracy itself. It is a commentary and critique of both contemporary practices of exceptionalism and the critical debate that has formed in response. Through a detailed assessment of the key theoretical contributions to the debate, this book develops exceptionalism as a critical tool. It also engages with the problem of exceptionalism as a discursive claim, as a strategy, as a concept, as a theoretical problem and as a practice."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
327.1/17
Index
no index present
LC call number
JC585
LC item number
.N39 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Exceptionalism and the politics of counter-terrorism : liberty, security, and the War on Terror, Andrew W. Neal
Publication
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Contents
1. The liberty/security discourse and the problem of the exception -- 2. Freedom and liberty in classic political theory: Hobbes and Kant -- 3. Carl Schmitt and the politics of the exception -- 4. Giorgio Agamben's exception: 'the great historico-transcendental destiny of the Occident' -- 5. Securitization theory: practices of sovereign naming -- 6. Foucault in Guantanamo: towards an archaeology of the exception -- 7. The rise and fall of Schmitt at the hands of Foucault and others
Control code
000044106260
Extent
x, 184 p
Isbn
9780415456753
Lccn
2009016196
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b23996961
System control number
  • md23996961
  • (OCoLC)179814519

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