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NMD and ‘regimes of truth’

Natalie Bormann

in National Missile Defence and the Politics of US Identity

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9780719074707
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781701331 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719074707.003.0006
NMD and ‘regimes of truth’

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This chapter examines the concept of ‘regimes of truth’, which characterise the process of verifying certain types of knowledge claims, and reveals how the military defence project forms a system that produces ‘accepted’ and ‘true’ statements about threats to US security. It defines the term ‘truth’ and explains the shift from the regimes of truth to NMD/identity, also considering technology and discourses of technology.

Keywords: regimes of truth; knowledge claims; US security; truth; NMD/identity; technology; discourses of technology

Chapter.  5146 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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