THE SECURITY PRINCIPLE

THE SECURITY PRINCIPLE

FROM SERENITY TO REGULATION

FREDERIC GROS

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Editorial:
VERSO BOOKS
Año de edición:
2019
Materia
Derecho constitucional y político
ISBN:
978-1-78478-715-8
Edición:
1
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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 Frédéric 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.

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