Controlling Security in a Culture of Fear

Controlling Security in a Culture of Fear

by Mireille Hildebrandt
     
 

Who controls security in a culture of fear? The erosion of traditional safeguards in the quest for security raises questions about the meaning of justice, public protection, legal safeguards, and resilience. This book presents a cross-disciplinary exchange on the notion of fear and its influence on international criminal, economic, and security policy. The…  See more details below

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Who controls security in a culture of fear? The erosion of traditional safeguards in the quest for security raises questions about the meaning of justice, public protection, legal safeguards, and resilience. This book presents a cross-disciplinary exchange on the notion of fear and its influence on international criminal, economic, and security policy. The contributors chart new lines of research as they proffer a variety of perspectives on the problems and trends that are emerging from national and international responses to insecurity. The diversity of the views expressed in this volume underscore the complexities of assuring security in a world beset by a culture of fear. Contents include: Introduction: Who Controls Security in a Culture of Fear?
• Security and the 'Risky Other': Doing Justice in a World of Strangers
• The Insecurity State
• Fear and the Trade-off between Security and Liberty
• The Political Reasons for Tackling Anti-Social Behavior
• Deus sive Natura: Investigating the Axioms of Precautionary Logic
• International Corruption and the Privatization of Security: Resorting to Private Remedies
• Locating Offenders between Risk and Denial: The Implications for 'Public-Protection'
• The Idea of Protection in Dutch Juvenile Criminal Justice
• Who's Afraid of ...Risky Sex? Criminal Law Perspectives on Sexual HIV Exposure and Transmission
• International Execution of Sentences: A Macro and Meso Perspective
• Boring Pictures: Images of Video Surveillance between Evidence and Emptiness
• Resilience Joins Research in Vulnerability of Economic Activity to Crime.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789089742278
Publisher:
Eleven International Publishing
Publication date:
02/01/2010
Pages:
275
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.80(d)

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