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Infrastructure, mobilization, survival


When a hurricane blows through the Caribbean and results in blackouts in both Miami and Puerto Rico, it takes no time at all for Miami to restore electricity. Parts of Puerto Rico, years on, do not have electricity yet. Those kinds of inequalities - within the countries, within the colonized space, and across the globe - tend to be glaring when it comes to questions of infrastructure failure.

Political scientist Laleh Khalili on the politics of infrastructure on an unequal and chaotic globe, the deep social cost of private ownership of utilities, and her article Apocalyptic Infrastructures for Noēma Magazine.

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Laleh Khalili

Laleh Khalili is a Professor of International Politics at Queen Mary University of London.


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