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This chapter investigates how the mandate to relocate populations living in Bogotá’s high-risk zones affects state-subject relations. Focusing on the daily workings of the municipal government’s housing resettlement program for families living in recently designated “zones of high risk,” it highlights how the emergent political technology of risk management combines modern, liberal ideals of rights, citizenship, and freedom with other enduring forms of sociality, such as kinship, patronage, and religion. Based on daily interactions between government officials and this program’s beneficiaries, as well as interviews with both groups, it discusses the forms of social relationality, political authority, technical expertise, and...

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