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The Urbanization of Drone Warfare: Policing Surplus Populations in the Dronepolis

For actual paper follow this link. Abstract. This paper explores the urbanization of drone warfare and the securitization of the “surplus population.” Defined as a bloc of humanity rendered as structurally unnecessary to a capital-intensive economy, the surplus population is … Continue reading

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Securing the Homeland: The nexus of capital, drones, and law enforcement

Unlike distant Predator strikes that take place in the hinterland of our geographies real and imagined, there is something that unnerves the majority of people in the U.S. when it comes to the usage of unmanned planes by law enforcement. … Continue reading

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The Neoliberal Wars

The links between neoliberal capitalism, the state, and the rise of modern ‘Private Military and Security Contractors’ is investigated here. With the advantage of hindsight we can see that, at least for the U.S. military, the first significant step into … Continue reading

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