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The Deadly Life of LogisticsMapping Violence in Global Trade$
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Deborah Cowen

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780816680870

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816680870.001.0001

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The Geo-Economics of Piracy

The Geo-Economics of Piracy

The “Somali Pirate” and the Remaking of International Law

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(p.129) Chapter Four The Geo-Economics of Piracy
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The Deadly Life of Logistics
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Deborah Cowen

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816680870.003.0005

Chapter 4 investigates the crisis of Somali piracy as a problem of supply chain security. Firmly within the global social factory, the crucial shipping corridor of the Gulf of Aden has become a hotspot for experiments in martial, legal, and ‘humanitarian’ efforts that echo colonial violence of a century ago.

Keywords:   Ports, Borders, Piracy, Globalization, Warfare, Imperialism, National Security, Cities, Logistics, Queer

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