Security Assemblages and Spaces of Exception: The Production of (Para-) Militarized Spaces in the U.S. War on Drugs

The below publication is tied into a radical manifesto and ideology; "The present period represents an era of state capitalist offensives against the working classes and oppressed globally." The writings of SWJ El Centro Fellows John Sullivan, Paul Kan, and I are mentioned in this work. It makes for an interesting read from that of an anti-statist and anti-capitalist perspective. 

 

Security Assemblages and Spaces of Exception: The Production of (Para-) Militarized Spaces in the U.S. War on Drugs

Markus Kienscherf

Journal of Radical Criminology

No. 1 (2012)

 

In this essay I will take a closer look at how the war on drugs has para-militarized space. I wish to briefly discuss three interrelated facets. Firstly, I will highlight how the war on drugs has been framed by the ambiguous logic of security, above all the blurring of the boundaries between policing and war-fighting. 

 

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