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Increase in Membership Fees

From the end of January 2012 Surveillance Studies Network is increasing its membership fees to £50 for two years. The most important reason for this change so that we can continue to ensure that Surveillance and Society is independently published and free to access for all.

Increasing membership fees will ensure that our operating costs are covered and that we will have a stable financial future. We will also continue to offer our current range of prizes and awards for early career scholars and scholars from the global south.

We welcome inputs from all members, via the new associate member representatives, as to how we can develop member services on

New website for Surveillance and Society

We are excited to announce that the journal of Surveillance Studies Network, Surveillance and Society has a new website. The journal’s new website is hosted at Queens University, Canada and operates using the open source Open Journal System.

The URL,, remains the same, just clear your cache, type in the same address and you will arrive at the new site.

Welcome to new Director and new NEB members

Surveillance Studies Network would like to congratulate Nils Zurawski who has been elected a director of SSN.  Congratulations also to Chiara Fonio, Katja Franko Åas, Fransciso Klauser, David Lyon and David Phillips who were elected to its Network and Editorial Board (NEB).

We would also like to congratulate Rosamunde van Brakel and Dan Trottier who were elected to the NEB as our first ever Associate Member Representatives.

We’d like to give them a warm welcome and we look forward to their contributions.

Surveillance & Society in the news

The research by Mike McCahill and Rachel Finn on surveillance in schools, published in the lastested edition of Surveillance and Society, was reported in the the UKs Daily Telegraph newspaper on July 7th 2010.

The full article can be read here: The Social impact of Surveillance in Three UK Schools: Angels, Devils and Teen Mums