cfp: A global Surveillance Society?

The 4th bi-annual Surveilance & Society Conference

City University London, UK
April 13 – 15, 2010


Surveillance has become a ubiquitous feature of living in the global north, with citizens routinely monitored by a range of sophisticatedtechnologies. Increasing levels of surveillance are typically justifiedand legitimated by threats of terrorism, fear of crime and disorder, asinfo/entertainment tools for the curious and through discoursesemphasizing public and private service improvement. In spite of this,little is known about the effect of surveillance on individuals,society, the democratic polity, nation states in the developed anddeveloping world, and the evolving nature of humanity.

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