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Economía, sociedad y territorio

On-line version ISSN 2448-6183Print version ISSN 1405-8421


CESPEDES PESSINI, Javier  and  CAMPOS MEDINA, Luis. Governmentality in post-disaster reconstruction. The case of Valparaiso fire in 2014. Econ. soc. territ [online]. 2021, vol.21, n.66, pp.383-411.  Epub Oct 04, 2021. ISSN 2448-6183.

By analyzing the reconstruction of the city of Valparaiso, Chile, after the fire of April 2014, it is showed how the post-disaster reconstruction processes have become, within the framework of a neoliberal state like the Chilean one, an opportunity for the deployment of initiatives aimed at the government of populations that had remained refractory to the disciplining strategies promoted by government agencies until then. It is proposed that the set of actions and procedures involved constitute a device that seeks to convert informal inhabitants into identifiable subjects inserted in the formal networks of administration of the State and the market.

Keywords : device; governmentality; biopolitics; disasters; Valparaiso.

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