State, Security, and Subject Formation by Anna YeatmanState, Security, and Subject Formation by Anna Yeatman

State, Security, and Subject Formation

EditorAnna Yeatman, Magdalena Zolkos

Paperback | November 2, 2009

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State, Security, and Subject Formation addresses the question of how to secure the conditions for a civil and peaceful life together. It brings together leading scholars to examine democracy from two approaches: peaceful coexistence and the secular state as public authority and the necessity of division between communities of faith that allows for a state that defends the values of the community.¿This book¿aims to understand the rationality that informs both approaches, interpreting the subjectivities within each.
To do so, the interdisciplinary, scholarly essays examine 17th century political thought and how it is caught up in debate about the relationship between faith and the state at a time when religious wars are endemic and profoundly destructive. They also provide an in-depth discussion of contemporary 21st and 20th century approaches to the question of security and the issue of subjective capacity for peaceful co-existence.
Civil Order and Politics is the outcome of an intensive cross-disciplinary cooperation and, as such, not only demonstrates the richness of relevant themes and issues, but also brings to the fore challenges and problems associated with civil practice and theorizing of politics. Through its thematic juxtaposition of state, security, and subjectivity within the framework of civil order and politics, the book fills a gap in the contemporary political literature that will be of interest to anyone studying and researching these issues.
Title:State, Security, and Subject FormationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.65 inPublished:November 2, 2009Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0826442846

ISBN - 13:9780826442840


Table of Contents

Chapter 1¿¿¿ State, Security and Subject Formation-an Introduction¿ by Anna Yeatman¿¿
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Chapter 2¿¿¿ The Man and the Citizen: the Pluralization of Civil Personae in Early Modern German Natural Law by Ian Hunter¿¿¿

Chapter 3 ¿¿¿ Reassembling Civilization: State-formation, Subjectivity, Security, Power by Robert van Krieken¿¿¿ ¿¿¿ ¿¿¿ ¿¿¿ ¿¿¿
Chapter 4 ¿¿¿ Without Exception: Democracy and Sovereignty After Carl Schmitt by Charles Barbour ¿¿¿
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Chapter 5 ¿¿¿ Anti-security Personae: from David Dyzenhaus's Human Rights Lawyer to Giorgio Agamben's illuminato by¿¿ David Saunders
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Chapter 6 ¿¿¿ Doubt, Ambiguity and Subject Formation by¿ ¿¿¿ Paul Hoggett and Nigel Williams¿¿¿ ¿¿¿ ¿¿¿ ¿¿¿
Chapter 7 ¿¿¿ The Subject 'At the Gates of the Polis': Theorizing Transitional Civic Order from the Site of Trauma by Magdalena Zolkos¿¿¿ ¿¿¿ ¿
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Chapter 8 ¿¿¿ Self-preservation and the Idea of the State by Anna Yeatman¿¿¿ ¿¿¿ ¿¿¿
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Chapter 9 ¿¿¿ Society, State, Security, and Subject Formation: The Emergence of Modern Neutrality Society and the Formation of the Types of Subjects it Requires by Gary Wickham and Barbara Evers¿¿¿ ¿
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Chapter 10 ¿¿¿ Anti-colonial Nationalisms: the Case of India by Benjamin Zachariah¿¿¿ ¿¿¿¿
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Chapter 11 ¿¿¿ The Sense of Existing and its Political Implications (on Fran¿ois Flahault's 'General Anthropology') by Jeffrey Minson¿¿¿ ¿¿¿ ¿¿¿¿
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Editorial Reviews

"Security has in recent years been aligned with emergency, border defence, and bare life. Not in this volume, whose contributors turn to an unusual variety of thinkers (from Pufendorf to Nehru, Hobbes and Locke to Arendt and Flahault), and use diverse, multi-disciplinary resources (political theory, psychoanalysis, anthropology, contextual history and conceptual analysis) to take us beyond Schmitt and Agamben. Here, security names the conditions of a civic project of peace and reconciliation, and a citizenship of active enjoyment, both situated in the ample terrain between law and its suspension. The contributions are thoughtful and the collection as a whole pushes the political theory of security in new and welcome directions." -- Bonnie Honig, Sarah Rebecca Roland Professor, Political Science, Northwestern University and American Bar Foundation, author of Emergency Politics: Paradox, Law, Democracy (2009)