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Book Chapter

By Brian Massumi
Published: 12 August 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7519-7
... prevention deterrence preemption surplus-value war on terror ...
Published: 12 August 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375197-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7519-7
... There is a difference between prevention, deterrence, and preemption. Prevention assumes that causes are knowable. Dissuasion depends on a symmetry of state power (a “balance of terror”) that makes war unthinkable. Preemption, however, assumes an asymmetry between state powers...
Book Chapter

By Brian Massumi
Published: 12 August 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7519-7
...Powers There is a difference between prevention, deterrence, and preemption. Prevention assumes that causes are knowable. Dissuasion depends on a symmetry of state power (a “balance of terror”) that makes war unthinkable. Preemption, however, assumes an asymmetry between state powers...