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Civilizational Security

Bowden, Brett


The idea of civilization occupies a prominent and complicated place in the history of ideas and world history more generally. It has played no small part in shaping history; the demands of civilization have long been employed to describe, explain, rationalize, and justify all manner of interventions and socio-political engineering (Bowden 2009a). The significance of civilization is captured in the suggestion that it is one of a small number of "essential" ideas intimately linked to the "whole...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: The Routledge Handbook of New Security Studies
DOI: 10.4324/9780203859483-7


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