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The Resource Cyber security and the politics of time, Tim Stevens, King's College London

Cyber security and the politics of time, Tim Stevens, King's College London

Label
Cyber security and the politics of time
Title
Cyber security and the politics of time
Statement of responsibility
Tim Stevens, King's College London
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "'Cyber security' is a recent addition to the global security agenda, concerned with protecting states and citizens from the misuse of computer networks for war, terrorism, economic espionage and criminal gain. Many argue that the ubiquity of computer networks calls for robust and pervasive countermeasures, not least governments concerned at their potential effects on national and economic security. Drawing on critical literature in international relations, security studies, political theory and social theory, this is the first book that describes how these visions of future cyber security are sustained in the communities that articulate them. Specifically, it shows that conceptions of time and temporality are foundational to the politics of cyber security. It explores how cyber security communities understand the past, present and future, thereby shaping cyber security as a political practice. Integrating a wide range of conceptual and empirical resources, this innovative book provides insight for scholars, practitioners and policymakers"--
  • "Security is an inherently temporal proposition. In the modern political philosophical tradition, security is an essential bulwark against the exigencies of an unknowable future. For Thomas Hobbes, whose Leviathan (1651) is a foundation of Western political theory, security is the antidote to a situation in which man, 'in the care of future time, hath his heart all day long, gnawed on by feare of death, poverty, or other calamity; and has no repose, nor pause of his anxiety, but in sleep' (Hobbes 1996: 76). Security arises as a central feature of the social contract between people and the state, in which the pursuit and practices of security are invoked to calm the jittery present by the imposition of order on times yet to come"--
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  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
327.10285/58
Index
index present
LC call number
JZ1254
LC item number
.S74 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Cyber security and the politics of time, Tim Stevens, King's College London
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-257) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. Cyber security, community, time -- 2. Towards a politics of time -- 3. Diagnosing the present -- 4. Imagining the future -- 5. Arguing through the past; -- 6. Inhabiting the future -- 7. Cyber security and the politics of time -- 8. Conclusion
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 269 pages
Isbn
9781107109421
Lccn
2015016413
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)913890274
  • UtOrBLW
Label
Cyber security and the politics of time, Tim Stevens, King's College London
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-257) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. Cyber security, community, time -- 2. Towards a politics of time -- 3. Diagnosing the present -- 4. Imagining the future -- 5. Arguing through the past; -- 6. Inhabiting the future -- 7. Cyber security and the politics of time -- 8. Conclusion
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 269 pages
Isbn
9781107109421
Lccn
2015016413
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)913890274
  • UtOrBLW

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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