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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.

Publication Info. Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2017].


Location Call No. Status
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  355.033 WILLS    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Non Fiction  355.033 WILLS    Check Shelf
Description xv, 500 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Carleton library series ; 242
Carleton library series ; 242.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 439-472) and index.
Contents Introduction : satellites and surveillance capitalism -- "A permanent state of 'Cold War'" : preparing the environment, 1940-1968 -- "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" : financial crises, mythical man-months, 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 -- Conclusion: "Unseen, in the background" : a view from the security state.
Form Issued also in electronic format.
Subject Security, International.
Space security.
Defense contracts.
Electronic surveillance.
Capitalism. (OCoLC)fst00846425
Defense contracts. (OCoLC)fst00889611
Electronic surveillance. (OCoLC)fst00907477
Security, International. (OCoLC)fst01110895
Space security. (OCoLC)fst01747067
Other Form: Wills, Jocelyn, 1960- Tug of war. Carleton library series Carleton library series ; (CaOONL)20179021842
ISBN 9780773550476 (cloth)
077355047X (cloth)
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