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The Security Principle

The Security Principle

From Serenity to Regulation

by Frederic Gros

Hardback Publication Date: 13/08/2019

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The genealogy of the idea of security from ancient Greece to the war on terrorism In The Security Principle, French philosopher Fr d ric Gros takes a historical approach to the concept of "security," looking at its evolution from the Stoics to the social network. With lucidity and rigour, Gros's approach is fourfold, looking at security as a mental state, as developed by the Greeks; as an objective situation and absence of all danger, as prevailed in the Middle Ages; as guaranteed by the nation state and its trio of judiciary, police and military; and finally "biosecurity," control, regulation and protection in the flux of contemporary society. In this deeply thought-provoking account, Gros's exploration of security shines a light both on its past meanings as well as its present uses, exposing the contemporary abuses of security and the pervasiveness of it in everyday life in the Global North.
ISBN:
9781784787141
9781784787141
Category:
Political science & theory
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
13-08-2019
Publisher:
Verso Books
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
208
Dimensions (mm):
235x156mm
Weight:
0.57kg
Frederic Gros

Frederic Gros is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Paris XII and the Institute of Political Studies, Paris. He was the Editor of the last lectures of Michel Foucault at the College de France. His previous books include A Philosophy of Walking and The Security Principle.

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