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Author Wills, Jocelyn, 1960- author

Title Tug of war : surveillance capitalism, military contracting, and the rise of the security state / Jocelyn Wills
Published Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2017
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Series Carleton library series ; 242
Carleton library series ; 242
Contents Introduction : satellites and surveillance capitalism -- "Our knowledge is in the holes" : software consulting and the sweat-equity formula, 1968-1977 -- "Innovation in a cold climate" : remote sensing and the government contracting paradigm, 1971-1980 -- "Two things went wrong at once" : mythical man-months, financial crises, and the near-death experience, 1975-1981 -- "Unscrambling the mess" : financial restructuring, management discipline, and the military contracting formula, 1981-1987 -- "The systems vision was too hard" : investor strategies, product development, and the demise of the manufacturing vision, 1982-1988 -- "One amorphous mass" : systems integration, strategic planning, and the search for liquidity, 1988-1993 -- "This company will be sold" : MDA's public offering, orbital's acquisition, and the dot-com bust, 1993-2001 -- "Shades of grey" : 11 September 2001, the homeland security bubble, and Canada's sovereignty imbroglio, 2001-2008 -- "A lucky escape" : the great recession, property information divestment, and the acquisition of a critical mass in satellite manufacturing, 2009-2012
Summary Lifting the veil on a corporate world girded by powerful forces at the nexus of state, capital, and geopolitical power games
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Capitalism.
Defense contracts.
Electronic surveillance.
Security, International.
Space security.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 077355047X
0773550488
0773550496
9780773550476
9780773550483 (ePDF)
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