Risk and the War on Terror
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Risk and the War on Terror by Louise Amoore
Book DescriptionThis book offers the first comprehensive and critical investigation of the specific modes of risk calculation that are emerging in the so-called War on Terror. Risk and the War on Terror offers an interdisciplinary set of contributions which debate and analyze both the empirical manifestations of risk in the War on Terror and their theoretical implications. From border controls and biometrics to financial targeting and policing practice, the imperative to deploy public and private data in order to 'connect the dots' of terrorism risk raises important questions for social scientists and practitioners alike. * How are risk technologies redeployed from commercial, environmental and policing domains to the domain of the War on Terror? * How can the invocation of risk in the War on Terror be understood conceptually? * Do these moves embody transformations from sovereignty to governmentality; from discipline to risk; from geopolitics to biopolitics? * What are the implications of such moves for the populations that come to be designated as 'risky' or 'at risk'? * Where are the gaps, ambiguities and potential resistances to these practices? In contrast with previous historical moments of risk measurement, governing by risk in the War on Terror has taken on a distinctive orientation to an uncertain future. This book will be of strong interest to students and researchers of international studies, political science, geography, legal studies, criminology and sociology.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415443234
(234mm x 156mm x 18mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 30-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Provides an illuminating account of contemporary globalisation that is grounded in actual transformations in the areas of production and the workplace. It reveals the social and political contests that give 'global' its meaning, by examining the contested nature of globalisation as it is expressed in the restructuring of work.
Risk and the War on Terror, Paperback (May 2008)
Offers an investigation of the specific modes of risk calculation in the war on terror. This book features a set of contributions which debate and analyse the empirical manifestations of risk in the war and their theoretical implications. It is intended for students and researchers of political science, legal studies, criminology and sociology.
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Investigates how global 'standards of market civilization' have emerged, their justification, and their political, economic and social impact. This book explores the idea of a 'standard of civilization', its implications for governance, and the use of such standards in political theory and economic thought, as well as its historical application.
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Author Biography - Louise Amoore
Louise Amoore is Lecturer in Political Geography in the Department of Geography at Durham University, UK. Marieke de Goede is Senior Lecturer at the Department of European Studies of the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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