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Securing 'the homeland' : critical infrastructure, risk and (in)security

Author: Myriam Dunn Cavelty; Kristian Søby Kristensen
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2008.
Series: CSS studies in security and international relations.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Uses a 'constructivist/reflexive' approach to address critical infrastructure protection (CIP), a central political practice associated with national security. Combining political theory and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Myriam Dunn Cavelty; Kristian Søby Kristensen
ISBN: 9780415441094 0415441099 9780203092651 0203092651
OCLC Number: 182779362
Description: xv, 191 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Securing the homeland : critical infrastructure, risk, and (in)security / Myriam Dunn Cavelty and Kristian Søby Kristensen --
The vulnerability of vital systems : how 'critical infrastructure' became a security problem / Stephen J. Collier and Andrew Lakoff --
Like a phoenix from the ashes : the reinvention of critical infrastructure protection as distributed security / Myriam Dunn Cavelty --
'The absolute protection of our citizens' : critical infrastructure protection and the practice of security / Kristian Søby Kristensen --
Critical infrastructures and network pathologies : the semiotics and biopolitics of heteropolarity / James der Derian and Jesse Finkelstein --
Media, fear and the hyperreal : the construction of cyberterrorism as the ultimate threat to critical infrastructures / Maura Conway --
Homeland security through traceability : technologies of control as critical infrastructures / Philippe Bonditti --
The gendered narratives of homeland security : anarchy at the front door makes home a haven / Elgin M. Brunner --
Conclusion : The biopolitics of critical infrastructure protection / Julian Reid.
Series Title: CSS studies in security and international relations.
Responsibility: edited by Myriam Dunn Cavelty and Kristian Søby Kristensen.
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'[This book] provides a thorough, engaging and much overdue account of the key issues at the intersection between critical infrastructure and the field of Security Studies.' Lene Hansen, University Read more...

 
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