Security and Ideology
Security can be argued to be the central task of states. It could even be said that a state that cannot guarantee basic security and order within its borders is unworthy of the name. While there may be some merit to this claim the argument in the present chapter discusses the notion of security in a critical light. It seeks to investigate security as an ideological concept, that is, as a concept that serves not to clarify and describe reality but rather to obfuscate and confuse our relation to reality.