Marieke de Goede – Speculative Security

Marieke de Goede’s Speculative Security: The Politics of Pursuing Terrorist Monies is out, and comes highly recommended – indeed endorsed – by me. The endorsement is on the Minnesota Press website, but here’s the backcover description:

Does following the money create security or undermine it?

Since the terrorist acts of September 11, 2001, finance and security have become joined in new ways to produce particular targets of state surveillance. Marieke de Goede describes how previously unscrutinized practices such as donations and remittances have been affected by security measures, revealing how creating “security” appeals to multiple imaginable—and unimaginable—futures to enable action in the present.

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