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Politics of Possibility Risk and Security Beyond Probability

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ISBN-10: 0822355604

ISBN-13: 9780822355601

Edition: 2013

Authors: Louise Amoore

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Since September 11, 2001, the imagination of "low probability, high consequence" events has become a distinctive feature of contemporary politics. Uncertain futures—devastation by terrorist attack, cyber crime, floods, financial market collapse—must be discerned and responded to as possibilities, however probabilistically unlikely they may be. In The Politics of Possibility, Louise Amoore examines this development, tracing its genealogy through the diverse worlds of risk management consulting, computer science, commercial logistics, and data visualization. She focuses on the increasingly symbiotic relationship between commercial opportunities and state security threats, a relation that…    
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 11/13/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.45" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Introduction. On the Politics of Possibility
On Authority. Probabilities for a World of Possibility
On Risk. Securing Uncertain Futures
On the Line. Life Signatures and the Writing of the Border
On Location. Reconciling Security and Mobility
On Aesthetics. Security's Objects and the Form of Data
On a Potential Politics. Toward an Ethics of the Unanticipated