Drones and the uninsurable security subjects

Barrinha, A. and da Mota, S. (2016) Drones and the uninsurable security subjects. Third World Quarterly. pp. 1-17. ISSN 0143-6597.

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This paper engages with the security dynamics underlying the use of drones and their impact on security subjects – individuals and groups that are the ultimate recipients of specific security policies, regardless of whether these have beneficial effects on them. Using Mark Duffield’s distinction between the insured Global North and the non-insured Global South, this paper discusses how drones generate a radical dissociation between the intervener and the intervened that ultimately produces new security environments at the margins of the international system. These new security environments are defined by the articulation between space, technologies and bodies: bodies of invisible subjects; bodies that are uninsurable.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences > School of Psychology, Politics and Sociology
Depositing User: Dr Andre Barrinha
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2016 14:13
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2018 02:44
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/14744

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