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Qui gardera les gardiens ? Sécurité industrielle et production d’incertitude à Karachi

Abstract : Who’s Watching the Watchmen? Corporate Security and the Manufacturing of Uncertainty in Karachi The history of industrial capitalism and its modes of domination is intimately linked to that of violent entrepreneurs deploying their coercive resources at the service of workplace discipline, the extraction of surplus value and the securitization of the accumulation cycle. The relationship between capital and coercion is always fraught with tensions, though, and sustains new vulnerabilities among securityconsuming elites. The manufacturing economy of Karachi is a particularly fertile ground for studying this endogenous production of insecurity by security devices. The relations between Karachi’s factory owners and their guards have generated their own economy of suspicion. Various attempts to conjure this shaky domination have generated new uncertainties, calling for new methods of control to keep the guards themselves under watch.
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Laurent Gayer. Qui gardera les gardiens ? Sécurité industrielle et production d’incertitude à Karachi. Les études du Centre d'études et de recherches internationales, Sciences Po - CERI, pp.42, 2019. ⟨hal-02178068⟩

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