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Politics of Security: Towards a Political Phiosophy of Continental Thought Hardcover – October 2, 1996

ISBN-13: 978-0415129602 ISBN-10: 0415129605
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"I am impressed by the earnestness and boldness with which Michael Dillon seeks to rethink and revitalize the question of the political in Heidegger's wake. In particular, his reading of the tragic and Greek tragedy to illuminate his problematic of security/insecurity is genuinely brilliant and compelling." -- Keith Ansell Pearson, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Warwick

"Providing us with a new way to think about the ontological underpinnings of security and insecurity is but the first major accomplishment of THE POLITICS OF SECURITY. But Dillon does more than this: he asks us to rethink the tragic as a way of evading the fate of security. This is a challenging and important book. -- Thomas Dumm, Amherst College, author of MICHEL FOUCAULT AND THE POLITCS OF FREEDOM

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Michael Dillon is at the University of Lancaster.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge (October 2, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415129605
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415129602
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.6 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,887,346 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Alessandro Frigerio on August 9, 2005
Format: Paperback
This book is difficoult, but it is very interesting. Dillon tries to reshape the metaphysical foundations of the concept of the political: the means are Heidegger's thought and the greek tragedy. So this is a useful starting point to investigate how security shapes everyone's life in a deeper sense than we usually think.

For everyone interested in post-structuralist thought not only in international relations, but as well in political theory and philosophy in general.

B the way, I read in another review that the book would be poorly written. I don't think so. I think that Dillon is a good writer, even excellent in some parts.
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