Archipelago of Risk: Uncertainty , Borders and Migration Detention Systems
The principal argument in this essay is that contemporary analytics of risk are preoccupied with integrating uncertainty (or uninsurable risk) into formulations of risk, and that this necessarily gives rise to complex, archipelagic systems of abstract and physical dimensions. Flight transformed the enclosures. That is, this essay reads the Deleuzo-Guattarian concept of the assemblage not as the imperative, philosophical reconstruction of a Platonist 'parts-whole' paradigm, but as an initial step in a critical theory of assemblage. In doing so, it places the emphasis on contracts as mechanisms that assemble stochastic processes into sociotechnical systems and forms of value.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 20 October 2015
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