The Vital Systems Security collaboration examines how, today, security is being constituted as an object of knowledge, intervention, and political reflection. It proposes that the security of “vital systems” – such as energy, transportation, communication and health – is one norm in relationship to which security is being reproblematized. A central goal of the collaboration is to examine these issues through collective, conceptually driven inquiry that addresses rapidly developing contemporary problems.
- 4/2009: Disaster and the Politics of Intervention, edited by Andrew Lakoff, is now in production with Columbia University Press.
- 10/2008: Biosecurity Interventions, edited by Stephen Collier and Andrew Lakoff, is available for purchase at Columbia University Press.
- 8/2008: Lakoff’s article “The Generic Biothreat” is out in Cultural Anthropology.
- 7/2008: Collier and Lakoff’s chapter “The Vulnerability of Vital Systems: How ‘Critical Infrastructure Became a Security Problem” is out in Myriam Dunn Cavelty and Kristian Soby Kristensen’s book Securing ‘the Homeland.’
- 7/2008: Fearnley’s article “Signals Come and Go: Syndromic Surveillance and Styles of Biosecurity” is out in Environment and Planning A.
- 5/2008: Collier’s “Enacting Catastrophe” is out in Economy and Society.
- 1/2008: Working papers by Ozgode and Lindseth on the Office of Emergency Preparedness are now available on the OEP project page.
- 1/2008: Collier and Lakoff’s article “Distributed Preparedness” is out in Environment and Planning D.