A profoundly subversive, but not terribly simple, question…

“In the current context, it is profoundly subversive to ask the following simple question: What might be the lineaments [distinctive features] of a politics of security that genuinely address the real risks and threats facing humankind in a rapidly urbanizing world prone to exhaustion of resources, spiralling food and water insecurity, biodiversity collapse, hyper-auto-mobilization, financial crises, and global warming – and that addresses these threats from a cosmopolitan, rather than a xenophobic and militaristic, starting-point? What might be the characteristics of a politics of security in which the human, urban and ecological aspects of security are foregrounded, rather than the tawdry machinations and imagineerings that surround constellations of states and transnational corporations integrated through dubious or corrupt relationships into an overarching and burgeoning security-industrial-military-media complex?”

Page 151 of Cities under Siege by Stephen Graham

(which is an awesome/must-read book)

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One Response to A profoundly subversive, but not terribly simple, question…

  1. pendantry says:

    Thanks for the book recommendation 🙂

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