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- DescriptionFrom Guantanamo Bay to the war in Iraq, the implementation ofsecurity measures since 9/11 has sparked fears that Western nations areviolating the very rights and freedoms they pledge to promote andprotect. The United States has been at the centre of debates, but howhave the politics of security influenced the commitment to freedom ither liberal democracies? In The Freedom of Security, Colleen Bell argues thatCanada's counter-terrorism and national security practices shouldt be framed as a departure from liberal governance - atrade-off between security and freedom - but rather as arestructuring of modalities of governance through the framework ofsecurity. Through timely examples - security certificates andborder controls, the deployment of troops in Afghanistan, and thedetainment and torture of Abdullah Almalki in Syria - Belldemonstrates that security measures are t simply eroding civilliberties and respect for human rights, as their opponents argue. Norare these measures protecting freedom and liberty, as their adherentsclaim: they are fundamentally reshaping ideas and practices offreedom. Engaging with the works of Foucault, Agamben, and Schmitt, thiscritical study of Canada's war on terror exposesthe pervasive ways in which the logic and practices of security arecoming to define our rights and freedoms.
- Author BiographyColleen Bell is a lecturer in international politics in the Department of Politics at Birkbeck, University of London.
- Author(s)Colleen Bell
- PublisherUniversity of British Columbia Press
- Date of Publication15/03/2012
- SubjectCurrent Affairs & Issues
- Series TitleLaw & Society
- Place of PublicationVancouver
- Country of PublicationCanada
- ImprintUniversity of British Columbia Press
- Weight331 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
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