Power and servility. An experiment in the ethics of security and counter-security

Deanna Dadusc, Phil Carney

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The aim of this chapter is to begin an experiment with th e ethics of security. In asking whether it is possible to have a ‘ good ’ security, we encounter an ethical issue in two senses: first, in considering the possibility of goodness, whatever that may be, in the techniques of security and, second, a way of cond ucting the self in the face of the indubitable and apparently increasing power of security apparatuses. We are more interested in the second aspect because we want to look more closely at the ethical side of the power relations of security.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPositive Criminology Reflections on Care, Belonging and Security
EditorsM. Schuilenburg, R. van Steden, B. Oude Breuil
Place of PublicationDeen Haag, The Netherlands
PublisherEleven International Publishing
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9789462364448
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


  • Critical Security Studies
  • Criminology
  • Ethics, Spinoza
  • Deleuze & Guattari
  • Micropolitics
  • counter-conduct


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