NATO, Civilisation and Individuals - The Unconscious Dimension of International Security
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The book provides a historicised and genealogical approach of the idea of civilisation that is at the core of the Alliance, in which human needs, narratives, and security arrangements are interconnected. It suggests that there is a Civilised Subject of Security at the core of modern Western security that has constantly produced civilised and secure subjects around the world, which explains NATO’s emergence around a civilisational referent. The book then proceeds by considering the Individualisation of Security after the Cold War as another stage of the civilising process, based on NATO’s military operations in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo and Afghanistan.
Critically engages with the sensitive and charged association of “NATO” with “civilisation”
Breaks ground developing the complementary association of those two terms with “individuals”
Offers a 'psychoanalysis' of NATO through a unique exploration of the “unconscious” dimension and the psychological substance of individuals