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Madness in International Relations : Psychology, Security, and the Global Governance of Mental Health.

Author: Alison Howell
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor & Francis, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book provides a novel approach to the study of security and global governance by demonstrating that psychological€interventions are integral to global governmentality.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Howell, Alison.
Madness in International Relations : Psychology, Security, and the Global Governance of Mental Health.
Hoboken : Taylor & Francis, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alison Howell
ISBN: 9780203828717 0203828712
OCLC Number: 775301638
Description: 1 online resource (201 pages)
Contents: Cover; Madness in International Relations Psychology, security, and the global governance of mental health; Copyright; Contents; Preface and acknowledgements; 1. Madness in International Relations: An introduction; The psy disciplines in IR; Studying madness in IR: Notes on method; Chapter outline: Putting it into order; 2. Security, order, control: From anti-politics to ethico-politics; Genealogies of security: The politics of effects; The politics of ordering practices; Madness, trauma, and IR; 3. Approaching madness: The psy disciplines in critical perspective. From political psychology to the politics of psyApproaching madness; Psychiatry and empire; Sovereignty, discipline, governance; Approaching the psy disciplines in IR; 4. Victims or madmen? Suicide and the diagnostic competition over detainees at Guantánamo Bay; The military diagnosis: The detainees as madmen; The humanitarian diagnosis: Psychologically impaired victims; The sovereign uses of the psy disciplines in IR; 5. The diagnostic competition over post-confl ict populations: Merging the psychosocial and mental health models; The psychologization of the security-development nexus. The diagnostic competition: Psychosocial versus mental health paradigmsThe politics of PTSD; The politics of psy interventions in post-confl ict situations; 6. Ordering soldiers: Contesting therapeutic practices in the Canadian military; The diagnostic competition over soldiers' psyches; Governing the minds of Canadian soldiers; From disorder to injury: Soldiers as deserving of care; Medicalizing trauma and the politics of PTSD in the Canadian forces; 7. Conclusion: The global politics of governing mental health; Sovereignty, discipline, governance, and psy in IR. Psy interventions: Assessing effects'Give it to me': Psy and intelligibility in global politics; The medicalization and psychologization of security; Security and order: Against the will to closure; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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This book provides a novel approach to the study of security and global governance by demonstrating that psychological€interventions are integral to global governmentality.

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