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2AC – Security Good Security is key to preventing mass violence and authoritarian control. Securitizing state actions is vital to creating a new inclusive political community free of the fear of the other which has plagued previous forms of social organization Ian Loader And a professor of criminology at Oxford and Neil Walker a professor of European law European University Institute (Florence), 2007 Civilizing Security pg. 7-8 OUR argument in this book is that security is a valuable public good, a constitutive ingredient of the good society, and that the democratic state has a necessary and virtuous role to play in the production of this good . The state , and in particular the forms of public policing governed by it, is , we shall argue, indispensable to the task of fostering and sustaining liveable political communities in the contemporary world . It is , in the words of our title , pivotal to the project of civilizing security . By invoking this phrase we have in mind two ideas, both of which we develop in the course of the book. The first, which is relatively familiar if not uncontroversial, is that security needs civilizing . States - even those that claim with some justification to be 'liberal' or 'democratic' - have a capacity when self-consciously pursuing a condition called 'security' to act in a fashion injurious to it . So too do non-state 'security' actors , a point we return to below and throughout the book. They proceed in ways that trample over the basic liberties of citizens; that forge security for some groups while imposing illegitimate burdens of insecurity upon others, or that extend the coercive reach of the state - and security discourse - over social and political life. As monopoly holders of the means of legitimate physical and symbolic violence, modern states possess a built-in, paradoxical tendency to undermine the very liberties and security they are constituted to protect . Under conditions of fear , such as obtain across many parts of the globe today, states and their police forces are prone to deploying their power in precisely such uncivil, insecurity instilling ways. If the state is to perform the ordering and solidarity nourishing work that we argue is vital to the production of secure political communities then it must , consequently, be connected to forms of discursive contestation, democratic scrutiny and constitutional control . The state is a great civilizing force, a necessary and virtuous component of the good society. But if it is to take on this role, the state must itself be civilized - made safe by and for democracy. But our title also has another, less familiar meaning - the idea that security is civilizing . Individuals who live , objectively or subjectively, in a state of anxiety do not make good democratic citizens , as European theorists reflecting upon the dark days of the 1930s and 1940s knew well (Neumann 1957). Fearful citizens tend to be inattentive to, unconcerned about, even enthusiasts for, the erosion of
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