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MENDIOLA-GONZALO, Ignacio. Drones: Between Security Surveillance and Necro-politics. Convergencia [online]. 2019, vol.26, n.79, 001. ISSN 2448-5799.

Moving away from the growing techno-scientific fascination embodied by the drone, the main aim is to analyze the role played by this device in the context of the current security surveillance. Following to a great extent the conceptual approaches coming from critical security studies, we will address issues that refer to the redefinition of the surveillance provided by the scopic power of the drone, the military-police logics in which it is immersed in order to detect what has been defined as a threat and, finally, to the specific geographical reconfiguration of the sovereign power the drone activates within the framework of security surveillance. It will be concluded that, opposing the surgical warfare discourse that legitimizes the drone via its techno-scientific accuracy potential, this device reproduces a necro-political logic that must be exhibited and questioned from the violence it causes.

Palabras llave : drone; dispositive; security; surveillance; necro-politics.

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