Date of Award

2014

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology

First Advisor

John Deukmedjian

Keywords

Endarkened Governance Governmentality Info-Politics, Neoliberalism, State Market-Security, Welfarism

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

Using Stratfor's intelligence networks and geopolitical analytics, StratCap, an Emerging Markets/Global Macro Hedge Fund, holds a competitive financial market advantage. This analysis of WikiLeaks' The Global Intelligence Files contrasts the Pentagon Papers' "Public Statements" and "Internal Documents" of the Kennedy administration. A Foucaultian genealogical approach exposes a development in governance beyond neoliberalism, entitled `state market-security.' This is contextualized under an info-politics model. Overall, governmentality cannot accurately reveal both data sets, but merging endarkened governance (de Lint, 2004, 2008) into its framework can. This constitutes invisible practices administered by states and corporate security agencies that reveal secrecy-bureaucracies. Thus, how do the data sets reflect the practices of endarkened governance? Do welfarism and neoliberalism function to create the conditions for the disciplinarization and securitization of governance? This thesis argues that, in the securitization ethos, the practices and procedures of state market-security are best exposed through the analysis of endarkened governance texts.

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