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Predator EmpireDrone Warfare and Full Spectrum Dominance$
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Ian G. R. Shaw

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780816694730

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816694730.001.0001

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The Rule by Nobody

The Rule by Nobody

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(p.155) 4 The Rule by Nobody
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Predator Empire
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Ian G. R. Shaw

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816694730.003.0005

The fourth chapter uses Hannah Arendt’s concept of the “rule by Nobody.” It is the idea of a bureaucratic system in which people no longer have accountability. The chapter uses this to explain modern U.S. surveillance and other “machinic” forms of social control. It explores the idea of social alienation and disaffection in more depth.

Keywords:   Drones, Warfare, International relations, Violence, Surveillance, U.S., Geography, Biopolitics

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