Type
Periodical issue
Title
Qui gardera les gardiens ? Sécurité industrielle et production d’incertitude à Karachi
In
Etudes du CERI
Editor
FR : Sciences Po - CERI
Number
243
Pages
42 p.
ISSN
12978450
Keywords
Pakistan, Karachi, sécurité, capitalisme industriel, violence
Abstract
FR
Who’s Watching the Watchmen? Corporate Security and the Manufacturing of Uncertainty in Karachi The history of industrial capitalism and its modes of domination is intimately linked to that of violent entrepreneurs deploying their coercive resources at the service of workplace discipline, the extraction of surplus value and the securitization of the accumulation cycle. The relationship between capital and coercion is always fraught with tensions, though, and sustains new vulnerabilities among securityconsuming elites. The manufacturing economy of Karachi is a particularly fertile ground for studying this endogenous production of insecurity by security devices. The relations between Karachi’s factory owners and their guards have generated their own economy of suspicion. Various attempts to conjure this shaky domination have generated new uncertainties, calling for new methods of control to keep the guards themselves under watch.

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