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Madness in international relations : psychology, security, and the global governance of mental health

Author: Alison Howell
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2011.
Series: Interventions (Routledge (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Madness in International Relations provides an important and innovative account of the role of psychology and psychiatry in global politics, showing how mental health governance has become a means of securing various populations, often with questionable effects. Through the analysis of three key case studies Howell illustrates how such therapeutic interventions can at times be coercive and sovereign, at other times  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alison Howell
ISBN: 9780415576260 0415576261 9780203828717 0203828712 9780415870818 041587081X
OCLC Number: 665130131
Description: xiv, 186 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Madness in international relations: an introduction --
Security, order, control: from anti-politics to ethico-politics --
Approaching madness: the psy disciplines in critical perspective --
Victims or madmen?: suicide and the diagnostic competition over detainees at Guantánamo Bay --
The diagnostic competition over post-conflict populations: merging the psychosocial and mental health models --
Ordering soldiers: contesting therapeutic practices in the Canadian military --
Conclusion: the global politics of governing mental health.
Series Title: Interventions (Routledge (Firm))
Responsibility: Alison Howell.

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Provides a novel approach to the study of security and global governance by demonstrating that psychological interventions are integral to global governmentality. This book traces a 'diagnostic  Read more...

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Whereas conventional international relations might consider the knowledge and the management of the psyche to belong to the domain of the psy sciences, and therefore to lie outside the scholarly Read more...

 
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