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The security state

Tony Fitzpatrick

in After the New Social Democracy

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print November 2003 | ISBN: 9780719064760
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781700433 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719064760.003.0003
The security state

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This chapter examines the ways by which the new social democracy (NSD) seeks to secure and enforce the principles of community, meritocracy, reciprocity and inclusion. It suggests that suggest that the NSD is congruent with a kind of globally-oriented state that possesses both conservative and social democratic features. This chapter also discusses New Labour's efforts to perpetuate a so-called security state, which has not replaced the welfare state but has transformed the discourse of rights into duties, equality into inclusion and collective problems into individual pathologies.

Keywords: NSD; community; meritocracy; reciprocity; inclusion; New Labour; security state; rights; duties; equality

Chapter.  8755 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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