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The liberal way of war : killing to make life live

Author: Michael Dillon; Julian Reid
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2009.
Series: Global horizons, no. 8.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The liberal way of war and the liberal way of rule are correlated; this book traces that correlation to liberalism's original commitment to 'making life live'. Committed to making life live, liberalism is committed to waging war on behalf of life, specifically to promote the biopolitical life of species being; what the book calls 'the biohuman'. The book explains how, in making life live, liberal rule finds its  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Dillon, Michael, 1945-
Liberal way of war.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2009
(DLC) 2008033874
(OCoLC)237199489
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Dillon; Julian Reid
ISBN: 9780203882542 0203882547
OCLC Number: 317717495
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 196 pages).
Contents: Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction: From liberal conscience to liberal rule; Part I; 2 From the liberal subject to the biohuman; 3 War in the age of biohumanity; 4 Informationalizing life; Part II; 5 Global triage: Threat perception in the twenty-first century; 6 Military transformation in the age of life as information; 7 Biohumanity and its rogues: Securing the infrastructures of liberal living; 8 Conclusion: Good for nothing; Notes; References; Index.
Series Title: Global horizons, no. 8.
Other Titles: Killing to make life live
Responsibility: Michael Dillon and Julian Reid.

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The liberal way of war and the liberal way of rule are correlated. This book traces that correlation to liberalism's original commitment to 'making life live'. It explains how, in making life live,  Read more...

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