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Long-awaited, War Against the People is a powerful indictment of the Israeli state’s “securocratic” war in the Palestinian Occupied Territories. Anthropologist and activist Jeff Halper draws on firsthand research to show the pernicious effects of the subliminal form of unending warfare conducted by Israel, an approach that relies on sustaining fear among the populace, fear that is stoked by suggestions that the enemy is inside the city limits, leaving no place truly safe and justifying the intensification of military action and militarization in everyday life. Eventually, Halper shows, the integration of militarized systems—including databases tracking civilian activity, automated targeting systems, unmanned drones, and more—becomes seamless with everyday life. And the Occupied Territories, Halper argues, is a veritable laboratory for that approach.


Halper goes on to show how this method of war is rapidly globalizing, as the major capitalist powers and corporations transform militaries, security agencies, and police forces into an effective instrument of global pacification. Simultaneously a deeply researched exposé and a clarion call, War Against the People is a bold attempt to shine the light on the daily injustices visited on a civilian population —and thus hasten their end.



A powerful exposé of how political violence operates through the spaces of urban life.



About the Author

Stephen Graham is Professor of Human Geography at Durham University, and previously taught at MIT, among other universities. Among his books are Cities under Siege, War and Terrorism, the Cybercities Reader and (with Simon Marvin) Splintering Urbanism. He writes for, among others, New Left Review, The Guardian and New Statesman.

Table of Contents


How Does Israel Get Away With It?


Part I: The Global Pacification Industry

1. Enforcing Hegemony: Securocratic Wars in Global Battlespace

Part II: A Pivotal Israel

2. Why Israel? The Thrust Into Global Involvement

3. Niche-Filling in a Global Matrix of Control

Part III: Weaponry of Hybrid Warfare and Securocratic Control (Niche 1)

4. Niche 1: Weaponry of Hybrid Warfare and Securocratic Control

5. Dominant Maneuver

6. Precision Engagement

Part IV: Securitization and “Sufficient Pacification” (Niche 2)

7. Niche 2: The Securocratic Dimension: A Model of “Sufficient Pacification”

8. Operational Doctrines and Tactics

Part V: Serving Hegemons Throughout the World-System

9. Serving the Hegemons on the Peripheries: The “Near” Periphery

10. Security Politics on the “Far” Periphery

11. The Private Sector

Part VI: Domestic Securitization and Policing

12. Serving the Core’s Ruling Classes “At Home”

Conclusions: Mounting Counterhegemonic Challenges and Resisting Pacification

Resisting Capitalist Hegemony and Pacification: The Need for Infrastructure

Resistance to Pacification: Focusing on the MISSILE Complex


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Graham, Stephen
Halper, Jeff
Sociology - Urban
Architecture-Urban Planning
Science Reference-Technology
Public Policy
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