Drones and the uninsurable security subjects

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Barrinha, A. and da Mota, S. 2016. Drones and the uninsurable security subjects. Third World Quarterly. https://doi.org/10.1080/01436597.2016.1205440
AuthorsBarrinha, A. and da Mota, S.
Abstract

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.

Year2016
JournalThird World Quarterly
PublisherTaylor & Francis
ISSN0143-6597
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/01436597.2016.1205440
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Online02 Aug 2016
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Deposited25 Aug 2016
Accepted21 Jun 2016
Accepted author manuscript
Output statusPublished
Page range1-17
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