By Marvin L. Astrada

ISBN-10: 0230100023

ISBN-13: 9780230100022

In a post-Cold warfare, post-9/11 international, the arrival folks worldwide supremacy ended in the deploy, perpetuation, and dissemination of an Absolutist defense schedule (ASA).  The ASA explicitly and aggressively articulates US nationwide protection as international security:  because the cave in of the USSR and the 9-11 terrorist assaults, the U.S. has sought to unilaterally outline, enforce, and deal with systemic safety coverage. This paintings therefore probes the conceptual and empirical elements, dynamics, and consequentialness of the ASA on worldwide protection coverage and the process of states through making use of severe research of the ASA vis-?-vis protection, terror, proliferation, legislation, and rogue states.

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Perceptions, however, are based on and function within interrelational, relative, prescribed knowledge systems that can only appeal to internal, self-contained rationalization. S. ASA proceeds by utilizing specific, moral perceptions as immutable bases of an objective international reality based on the specter of 9/11 terror and its indeterminate replication. Perception, conception, explanation, and understanding devolve from the establishment of an epistemology of truth. Epistemology establishes the range of human possibility and ultimately has the Absolutist Security: Epistemology and Repercussions ● 41 potential to “capture,” appropriate, and delimit ordering concepts.

ASA, the war on terror, and the Bush Doctrine ignore the states system and international society and concomitantly create a universe wherein a correct interpretation of security is proffered while also retaining a nebulous quality as far as defining what a security threat is. There are no clear rules of formation; what the United States deems threatening and terrorist in nature is targeted for elimination. S. power to articulate and execute the rules of formation as far as what does and what does not qualify as a legitimate state actor and threat to global peace.

S. ASA. S. S. exceptionalism in order to pursue an unhampered, aggressive ASA for the sake of global peace and justice. By manufacturing security needs based on the 9/11 event, the United States is able to posit an absolutist security policy as the only satisfactory response to fulfill all states’ needs. S. S. policy becomes a requisite precondition for any discourse vis-à-vis global security. The event of 9/11, in and of itself, has enabled the United States to pursue an unfettered campaign to exercise plenary control over world affairs based on the ubiquitous threat of malevolent terror.

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