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Auteur: Ball, Kristie & Frank Webster (red.)
Titel: The Intensification of Surveillance
Sub titel: Crime, Terrorism and Warfare in the Information Age

Our public and private lives are under surveillance as never before. Whether we are using a credit card, walking in the street or emailing, our activities are monitored. Surveillance has become more routine, more integrated and more intrusive. This book is a tightly themed and edited collection on "surveillance" - as intelligence-gathering, as a component in strategies of social control and as a socio-technical system that is increasingly impacting on every aspect of our lives - through the intrusion of overt and covert surveillance in virtually every public and private sphere, whether criminal or civil. The contributors to this volume ask what this intensification of surveillance means, how we benefit and what we might lose. How do we track suspects, define risks, combat crime without also, possibly, eroding our civil liberties and sacrificing our rights to privacy? What are the issues, the threats and the opportunities? The contributors to this volume seek to map out the dimensions of the problem and to offer a strategy for monitoring future developments.
2003, 176 pag., Euro 24,94
Pluto Press, London, ISBN 745319947


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