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Evans & Reid (2014). Resilient life: The art of living dangerously

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Evans, B., & Reid, J. (2014). Resilient life: The art of living dangerously. John Wiley & Sons.‏


In this original and compelling text, Brad Evans and Julian Reidexplore the political and philosophical stakes of the resilience turn in security and governmental thinking. Resilience, they argue, is a neo-liberal deceit that works by disempowering endangered populations of autonomous agency. Its consequences represent a profound assault on the human subject whose meaning and sole purpose is reduced to survivability. Not only does this reveal the nihilistic qualities of a liberal project that is coming to terms with its political demise. All life now enters into lasting crises that are catastrophic unto the end.