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Towards a surveillant society : the rise of surveillance systems in Europe

Author: Thomas Mathiesen
Publisher: Hook, Hampshire : Waterside Press, 2013.
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A most timely publication in view of current concerns about snooping. Thomas Mathiesen describes how the major databases of Europe have become interlinked and accessible to diverse organizations and  Read more...

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Mathiesen, Thomas.
Towards a surveillant society
(OCoLC)855740934
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Mathiesen
ISBN: 9781908162441 1908162449
OCLC Number: 861199693
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 286 pages)
Contents: Dictionary for Big Data About the author Preface and Acknowledgements 1. The Sociology of the Internet: Towards an "Information Society"?: A World Wide Development - Beginnings? - The Modern Computer - From Industrial Society to Information Society? - Conclusions So Far - Panopticon or Polyopticon? - Institutions Clustered around Functions Framework of Interpretation - The Technology of Political Control. 2. Enemy Images - And Terrorism: Too Much of a Simplification - Three Enemy Images - The Framework Decision on Terrorism - Appendix - Epilogue for Chapter 2. 3. The Surveillance Systems: A Case - A Plethora of Systems - The Systems (SIS and SIS II - Schengen Information System; The Sirene Exchange; The Europol Computer Systems; EURODAC; The Data Retention Directive, and -; API - Advance Passenger Information; In General: How is the future fixed?) - Finale: Echelon - A Plethora Indeed. 4. The Common Features of Information and Surveillance Systems: Integration of Systems - Weakening of State Ties - Availability - But also Force - Global Control Without a State? - Lex Vigilatoria? - Does Lex Vigilatoria Catch Terrorists? - Court Trials - Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law - What Should be Done? 5. Epilogue: The Bomb and the Massacre: The Bomb - The Massacre - Crime or Illness? - Politics or Illness? - The Trial - Conclusions - Two Additional Incidents - We Have to Hark Back - A Final Challenge. Bibliography. Index.
Responsibility: Thomas Mathiesen.

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