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Speculative Security: The Politics of Pursuing Terrorist Monies

Marieke de Goede


Since the terrorist acts of September 11, 2001, finance and security have become joined in new ways to produce particular targets of state surveillance. This book describes how previously unscrutinized practices such as donations and remittances, especially across national borders, have been affected by security measures that include datamining, asset freezing, and transnational regulation. These “precrime” measures focus on transactions that are perfectly legal but are thought to hold a specific potential to support terrorism. The pursuit of suspect monies is not simply an issue of financial ... More

Keywords: September 11, datamining, asset freezing, transnational regulation, precrime measures, terrorism, financial regulation, al-Barakaat, Guantánamo Bay

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780816675890
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816675890.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marieke de Goede, author
Professor, Politics, University of Amsterdam