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The Politics of Speed : Capitalism, the State and War in an Accelerating World.

Author: Simon Glezos
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor & Francis, 2011.
Series: Interventions.
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Everyone agrees that the world is accelerating. With advances in communication, transportation and information processing technologies, it is clear that the pace of events in global politics is speeding up at an alarming rate. The implications of this new speed however, continue to be a significant source of debate. Will acceleration lead to a more interconnected, productive, peaceful, and humane world; or a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Glezos, Simon.
Politics of Speed : Capitalism, the State and War in an Accelerating World.
Hoboken : Taylor & Francis, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Glezos
ISBN: 9780203804728 0203804724
OCLC Number: 798531934
Description: 1 online resource (220 pages).
Contents: Front Cover; The Politics of Speed; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction: fear of a fast planet; 1. The ticking bomb: speed, democracy and the politics of the future; 2. The quick and the dead: state and nomad war-machines in Deleuze and Virilio; 3. The acceleration of inertia: towards a political economy of speed; 4. Regimes of (im)mobility: towards an international political economy of speed; 5. 'A world In which many worlds fit': on rhizomatic cosmopolitanism; Conclusion: 'We have never been territorial': fear and hopein an accelerating world; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Interventions.

Abstract:

Everyone agrees that the world is accelerating. With advances in communication, transportation and information processing technologies, it is clear that the pace of events in global politics is speeding up at an alarming rate. The implications of this new speed however, continue to be a significant source of debate. Will acceleration lead to a more interconnected, productive, peaceful, and humane world; or a nightmarish descent into ecological devastation, economic exploitation and increasingly violent warfare? The Politics of Speed attempts to map the contours of the new global space of speed.
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