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The Biopolitics of the War on Terror: Life Struggles, Liberal Modernity and the Defence of Logistical Societies
by Julian Reid
Newly available in paperback, this book overturns existing understandings of the origins and futures of the War on Terror for the purposes of International Relations theory. It demonstrates why this is not a war in defense of the integrity of human life, but a war over the political constitution of life in which the limitations of liberal accounts of humanity are a fundame ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published September 15th 2009 by Manchester University Press
(first published June 12th 2007)
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While one can angrily question whether the discipline of IR has at all even cared about engaging the concept of Terror, especially because of its reduction of the 'problem' to its own theoretical and empirical superficiality, this book looks at Terror as a political strategy that operates at the conjuncture of different struggles. While taking up the problem that liberal modernity, especially in the thought of Foucault is theoretically conceived as a military project invading the civil society w ...more