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By Marvin L. Astrada (auth.)

ISBN-10: 0230106382

ISBN-13: 9780230106383

ISBN-10: 1349286192

ISBN-13: 9781349286195

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During the late 1990s, North Korea, Pakistan, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Cuba, and Sudan were rogue states. S. invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq after the 9/11 attacks. S. global security policy, for example, by formally renouncing WMD. S. President George W. S. national security state’s global leadership, security policy, and the weal of global society. S. power in conjunction with unipolarity, a ubiquitous absolutist security discourse based on moral and ethical considerations, and intense enmity toward rogue states drives post-9/11 global security policy.

10 It is important to note that “any discourse meant to account for prescriptions, transforms them into conclusions of reasoning, into propositions derived from other propositions, in which the latter are metaphysical propositions on being and history, or on . . society. In such a derivation . . what is derived or deduced is not the prescriptive itself but the citation of the prescriptive, that is, the image, the representation . . ”11 The imprimatur of an absolutist security program legitimating a global system of security relies on the power to circumscribe reality via rule making.

This manner of positing security for the entire system of states creates tension and conflict rather than security because absolutist security is antithetical to a states system’s ordering principles. S. President George W. S. standards of proper and necessary social and political development in the twenty-first century: In a speech celebrating democracy’s progress around the globe—and calling out places where its reach is either incomplete or lacking—Bush said that free societies emerge “at different speeds in different places” and have to reflect local customs.

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