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Worst-case scenario? : governance, mediation & the security regime / Stuart Price.

بواسطة:Price, Stuart, 1958- [author].
نوع المادة : نصنصالناشر:London ; New York : Zed Books, 2011الوصف:vii, 287 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.نوع المحتوى:text نوع الوسائط: unmediated نوع الناقل:volumeردمك:9781848135307 (hbk); 1848135300 (hbk); 9781848135291; 1848135297.عنوان آخر: Governance, mediation and the security regime.الموضوع(موضوعات):Emergency management -- Planning | Internal security | National security | Terrorism and mass media | Social controlمصادر على الخط المباشرContributor biographical information | Publisher description | Table of contents only
محتويات غير مكتملة:
Introduction: Preparing for the worst? -- 1. Myths of security -- 2. Governance, technology and the state -- 3. The Security Regime: state, governance and contingency -- 4. The Scenario: Imagining events -- 5. The Security Event: Exercise, emergency and 'real world' crises -- 6. The Mediated Event -- 7. 'Real world' security: Neglect, incompetence, and the overproduction of force -- 8. Pre-emptio and perception management -- Conclusion: Threat and social discipline.
ملخص:In this original and provocative new book, Stuart Price identifies the existence of a practice that lies at the core of the western security regime - the worst-case scenario. This consists of the projection of a significant material threat, made by an authoritative or executive power, used to bolster the security agenda of the neo-liberal state. This in turn has altered the conduct of military and police operations, which are increasingly directed against any substantial expression of dissent. Using a wide range of official sources and case studies, from 9/11 to the Stockwell shooting, Price analyses the paramilitary, political, economic and cultural manoeuvres of the security regime as it attempts to reproduce a 'command structure' within civil society. In doing so, he demonstrates that, unlike the openly totalitarian states of the past, bureaucratic rule is favoured over charismatic leadership, and the ostentatious display of coercive authority is characterised as a temporary measure. It is, he argues, a process that must be recognised and resisted.
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General Collection | المجموعات العامة
UA10.5 P75 2011 (استعراض الرف(يفتح أدناه)) C.2 المتاح 30010011300063

Includes bibliographical references (pages [248]-283) and index.

Introduction: Preparing for the worst? -- 1. Myths of security -- 2. Governance, technology and the state -- 3. The Security Regime: state, governance and contingency -- 4. The Scenario: Imagining events -- 5. The Security Event: Exercise, emergency and 'real world' crises -- 6. The Mediated Event -- 7. 'Real world' security: Neglect, incompetence, and the overproduction of force -- 8. Pre-emptio and perception management -- Conclusion: Threat and social discipline.

In this original and provocative new book, Stuart Price identifies the existence of a practice that lies at the core of the western security regime - the worst-case scenario. This consists of the projection of a significant material threat, made by an authoritative or executive power, used to bolster the security agenda of the neo-liberal state. This in turn has altered the conduct of military and police operations, which are increasingly directed against any substantial expression of dissent. Using a wide range of official sources and case studies, from 9/11 to the Stockwell shooting, Price analyses the paramilitary, political, economic and cultural manoeuvres of the security regime as it attempts to reproduce a 'command structure' within civil society. In doing so, he demonstrates that, unlike the openly totalitarian states of the past, bureaucratic rule is favoured over charismatic leadership, and the ostentatious display of coercive authority is characterised as a temporary measure. It is, he argues, a process that must be recognised and resisted.

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