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Critique, security and power : the political limits to emancipatory approaches

Author: Tara McCormack
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2010.
Series: Routledge critical security studies series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book aims to engage with contemporary security discourses from a critical perspective. It argues that rather than being a radical, analytical outlook, much critical security theory fails to fulfil its promise to pose a challenge to contemporary power relations.
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McCormack, Tara.
Critique, security and power.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2010
(DLC) 2009011392
(OCoLC)317383444
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tara McCormack
ISBN: 0203870468 9780203870464
OCLC Number: 471702972
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 164 pages).
Contents: Introduction --
The problem of idealism: critical and emancipatory security theory in context --
"Theory is always for someone and for some purpose": the theoretical limits of critical and emancipatory theory --
Critical approaches to the Yugoslav break-up and wars --
Domestic exclusions: citizenship and the state --
International exclusions: re-considering international policy --
Power and agency in the post-pluralist security framework --
Conclusion: the political limits to critical and emancipatory approaches to security and conflict.
Series Title: Routledge critical security studies series.
Responsibility: Tara McCormack.
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