War Power, Police Power

War Power, Police Power


By (author) Mark Neocleous


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  • Format: Paperback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 232mm x 22mm | 500g
  • Publication date: 28 March 2014
  • Publication City/Country: Edinburgh
  • ISBN 10: 0748692371
  • ISBN 13: 9780748692378
  • Sales rank: 365,636

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Why is liberalism so obsessed with waste? Is there a drone above you now? Are you living in a no-fly zone? What is the role of masculinity in the 'war on terror'? And why do so many liberals profess a love of peace while finding new ways to justify slaughter in the name of 'peace and security'? In this, the first book to deal with the concepts of war power and police power together, Mark Neocleous deals with these questions and many more by radically rethinking the relationship between war power and police power.

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Author information

Mark Neocleous is Professor of the Critique of Political Economy, Brunel University, UK. He is the author of several books, most recently Critique of Security (2008). He is also a member of the Editorial Collective of Radical Philosophy.

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"Neocleous's endeavour is disciplinarily radical in viewing the phenomena of war and police together, where their standard investigation is as discrete and discretely conceptualized instances ... War Power, Police Power is a salutary intervention into thinking the nature of armed power and violence and their ubiquity in our brave new world."--Philip Derbyshire, Radical Philosophy

Table of contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. War as Peace, Peace as Pacification; 2. War on Waste; or, International Law as Primitive Accumulation; 3. 'O Effeminacy! Effeminacy!': Martial Power, Masculine Power, Liberal Peace; 4. The Police of Civilisation: War as Civilising Offensive; 5. Air Power as Police Power I; 6. Air Power as Police Power II; 7. Under the Sign of Security: Trauma, Terror, Resilience; Notes.