Security and Global Governmentality

Globalization, Governance and the State

Edited by Miguel de Larrinaga, Marc G. Doucet

© 2010 – Routledge

180 pages

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pub: 2010-05-18
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About the Book

This book examines global governance through Foucaultian notions of governmentality and security, as well as the complex intersections between the two.

The volume explores how Foucault's understanding of the general economy of power in modern society allows us to consider the connection of two broad possible dynamics: the global governmentalization of security and the securitization of global governance. If Foucault's work on governmentality and security has found resonance in IR scholarship in recent years it is in large part due to his understanding of how these forms of power must necessarily take into account the management of circulation that, in seeking to maximize ‘good’ versus ‘bad’ circulatory flows, brings into play and problematizes the 'inside'/'outside' upon which domestic and international spaces have been traditionally understood. Indeed, Foucault introduces a set of conceptual tools that can inform our analyses of globalization, global governance and security in ways that have been left largely unexplored in the discipline of IR.

Miguel de Larrinaga is Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa where he has been teaching since 2002.

Marc G. Doucet is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Saint Mary’s University.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Global Governmentalization of Security and the Securitization of Global Governance Miguel de Larrinaga and Marc G. Doucet Part 1: Historical Treatments and Critical Readings 1.European Diplomacy and the Origins of Governmentality Kevin McMillan 2. Governing Circulation: A Critique of the Biopolitics of Security Claudia Aradau and Tobias Blanke Part 2: Global Governmentality and Global War 3. Neoliberal Political Economy and the Iraq War: A Contribution to the Debate about Global Biopolitics Nicholas J. Kiersey 4. The New Frontiers of the National Security State: The US Global Governmentality of Contingency David Grondin 5. Governmentality, Sovereign Power, and Intervention: Security Council Resolutions and the Invasion of Iraq Miguel de Larrinaga and Marc G. Doucet Part 3: Securitizing Global Governance: Contemporary Cases 6. Circulation of Desire: The Security Governance of the International "Mail-Order Brides" Industry Anne-Marie D’Aoust 7. Governmentalizing the State: The Disciplining Logic of Human Security Nadine Voelkner 8. Thinking Locally, Acting Globally: The Governmentalization-Securitization Interplay in Recent Advanced-Liberal Peace Machinery Nik Hynek

About the Editors

Miguel de Larrinaga is Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa where he has been teaching since 2002.

Marc G. Doucet is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Saint Mary’s University.

About the Series

PRIO New Security Studies

The aim of this book series is to gather state-of-the-art theoretical reflection and empirical research into a core set of volumes that respond vigorously and dynamically to  new challenges to security studies scholarship.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS027000
HISTORY / Military / General
POL004000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Civil Rights
POL011000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General