Surveillance and Democracy

Author: Kevin D. Haggerty
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136974502
Release Date: 2010-07-12
Genre: Law

This collection represents the first sustained attempt to grapple with the complex and often paradoxical relationships between surveillance and democracy. Is surveillance a barrier to democratic processes, or might it be a necessary component of democracy? How has the legacy of post 9/11 surveillance developments shaped democratic processes? As surveillance measures are increasingly justified in terms of national security, is there the prospect that a shadow "security state" will emerge? How might new surveillance measures alter the conceptions of citizens and citizenship which are at the heart of democracy? How might new communication and surveillance systems extend (or limit) the prospects for meaningful public activism? Surveillance has become central to human organizational and epistemological endeavours and is a cornerstone of governmental practices in assorted institutional realms. This social transformation towards expanded, intensified and integrated surveillance has produced many consequences. It has also given rise to an increased anxiety about the implications of surveillance for democratic processes; thus raising a series of questions – about what surveillance means, and might mean, for civil liberties, political processes, public discourse, state coercion and public consent – that the leading surveillance scholars gathered here address.

Surveillance in the Time of Insecurity

Author: Torin Monahan
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813547640
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Political Science

Threats of terrorism, natural disaster, identity theft, job loss, illegal immigration, and even biblical apocalypse--all are perils that trigger alarm in people today. Although there may be a factual basis for many of these fears, they do not simply represent objective conditions. Feelings of insecurity are instilled by politicians and the media, and sustained by urban fortification, technological surveillance, and economic vulnerability. Surveillance in the Time of Insecurity fuses advanced theoretical accounts of state power and neoliberalism with original research from the social settings in which insecurity dynamics play out in the new century. Torin Monahan explores the counterterrorism-themed show 24, Rapture fiction, traffic control centers, security conferences, public housing, and gated communities, and examines how each manifests complex relationships of inequality, insecurity, and surveillance. Alleviating insecurity requires that we confront its mythic dimensions, the politics inherent in new configurations of security provision, and the structural obstacles to achieving equality in societies.

The Oxford Handbook of Criminology

Author: Mike Maguire
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199205448
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Law

teachers and students of criminology and is a sourcebook for professionals.

Policing Popular Culture and Political Economy

Author: Robert Reiner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351553902
Release Date: 2017-07-05
Genre: Social Science

Robert Reiner has been one of the pioneers in the development of research on policing since the 1970s as well as a prolific writer on mass media and popular culture representations of crime and criminal justice. His work includes the renowned books The Politics of the Police and Law and Order: An Honest Citizen's Guide to Crime and Control, an analysis of the neo-liberal transformation of crime and criminal justice in recent decades. This volume brings together many of Reiner's most important essays on the police written over the last four decades as well as selected essays on mass media and on the neo-liberal transformation of crime and criminal justice. All the work included in this important volume is underpinned by a framework of analysis in terms of political economy and a commitment to the ethics and politics of social democracy


ISBN: WISC:89073134900
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Antisemitism

Race and Human Rights

Author: Curtis Stokes
Publisher: MSU Press
ISBN: UCSC:32106019854493
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Political Science

Following the horrific events of 9/11, the United States launched a "war on terrorism." exemplified by its invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq and the accompanying retrenchment of civil liberties here and aboard. Against this backdrop, and the growing debate about what constitutes human rights (whether, for example, it should be understood in "civil and political" or "social and economic" terms), contributors to this anthology argue that the struggle around defining and expanding the idea of human rights in the twenty-first century must be contextualized by an appreciation for the deep, persistent, and increasing levels of racial inequality in the United States and globally.

Annuaire Des Organisations Internationales

ISBN: MINN:31951D00966481S
Release Date: 1998
Genre: International agencies

Beginning in 1983/84 published in 3 vols., with expansion to 6 vols. by 2007/2008: vol. 1--Organization descriptions and cross references; vol. 2--Geographic volume: international organization participation; vol. 3--Subject volume; vol. 4--Bibliography and resources; vol. 5--Statistics, visualizations and patterns; vol. 6--Who's who in international organizations. (From year to year some slight variations in naming of the volumes).

Federal Times

ISBN: STANFORD:36105117445325
Release Date: 1976-03
Genre: Civil service