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The Politics of Possibility by Louise Amoore

The Politics of Possibility by Louise Amoore

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Dissects the post–9/11 symbiosis between the state and private security firms, and its basis: the conviction that uncertainties—devastation by terrorist attack, financial market collapse—must be discerned and preempted, however unlikely they may be.
Dissects the post–9/11 symbiosis between the state and private security firms, and its basis: the conviction that uncertainties—devastation by terrorist attack, financial market collapse—must be discerned and preempted, however unlikely they may be.

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Published by: Duke University Press on Oct 04, 2013
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Risk and Security Beyond Probability
louise amoore
the politics of possibility 
 
THE POLITICS OF POSSIBILITY 
Risk and Security Beyond Probability
louise amoore
Duke University Press Durham and London 2013
 
© 2013 Duke University Press All rights reservedPrinted in the United States of America on acid-free paper
Designed by Courtney Leigh Baker. Typeset in Whitman by Copperline Book Services, Inc.Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data  Amoore, Louise.The politics of possibility : risk and security beyond probability / Louise Amoore.pages cmIncludes bibliographical references and index.
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978–0-8223–5545–8 (cloth : alk. paper)—
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978–0-8223–5560–1 (pbk. : alk. paper)1. International relations—Risk assessment. 2. National security—Technological innovations.3. Terrorism—Prevention—Technological innovations.
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6368.
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355.'033—dc232013024843Sections of chapter 1 appeared previously in “Algorithmic War: Everyday Geographies of the Waron Terror,”
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41, no. 1 (2009). A version of chapter 2 appeared previously as “Data Derivatives: On the Emergence of a SecuritRisk Calculus for Our Times,” Theory, Culture & Society 28, no. 6 (2011): 24–43.

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