The Resource The freedom of security : governing Canada in the age of counter-terrorism, Colleen Bell

The freedom of security : governing Canada in the age of counter-terrorism, Colleen Bell

Label
The freedom of security : governing Canada in the age of counter-terrorism
Title
The freedom of security
Title remainder
governing Canada in the age of counter-terrorism
Statement of responsibility
Colleen Bell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"From Guantánamo Bay to the war in Iraq, the implementation of security measures since 9/11 has sparked fears that Western nations are violating the very rights and freedoms they pledge to promote and protect. The United States has been at the centre of debates, but how have the politics of security influenced the commitment to freedom in other liberal democracies? In The Freedom of Security, Colleen Bell argues that Canada's counter-terrorism and national security practices should not be framed as a departure from liberal governance--a trade-off between security and freedom--but rather as a restructuring of modalities of governance through the framework of security. Through timely examples--security certificates and border controls, the deployment of troops in Afghanistan, and the detainment and torture of Abdullah Almalki in Syria--Bell demonstrates that security measures are not simply eroding civil liberties and respect for human rights, as their opponents argue. Nor are these measures protecting freedom and liberty, as their adherents claim: they are fundamentally reshaping ideas and practices of freedom. Engaging with the works of Foucault, Agamben, and Schmitt, this critical study of Canada's 'war on terror' exposes the pervasive ways in which the logic and practices of security are coming to define our rights and freedoms"--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
323.0971
Index
index present
LC call number
JC599.C2
LC item number
B45 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Law and society,
Label
The freedom of security : governing Canada in the age of counter-terrorism, Colleen Bell
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-183) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : relations of freedom, relations of security -- Opting in : precautionary engagement as national security strategy -- The socio-legal paradox of freedom : security certificates and the politics of exception -- Interventionary designs : the liberal way of war in Afghanistan -- Sovereignty and refusal : the violent limits of liberal rights -- Conclusion : freedom beyond security
Control code
ocn750230028
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 195 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283245463
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b26485199
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)750230028
  • pebcs0774818263

Library Locations

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