The Fascist Moment: Security, Exclusion, Extermination

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Provided by: Brunel University
Topic: Security
Format: PDF
Security is cultivated and mobilized by enacting exclusionary practices, and exclusion is cultivated and realized on security grounds. This paper explores the political dangers that lie in this connection, dangers which open the door to a fascist mobilization in the name of security. To do so the paper first asks: what happens to the authors' understanding of fascism if they view it through the lens of security? But then a far more interesting question emerges: what happens to their understanding of security if they view it through the lens of fascism? Out of these questions it is suggested that the central issue might be less a question of \"Security and exclusion\" and much more a question of \"Security and extermination.\"
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