Overview

Since the 9.11 attacks in North America and the accession of the Schengen Accord in Europe there has been widespread concern with international borders, the passage of people and the flow of information across borders. States have fundamentally changed the ways in which they police and monitor this mobile population and its personal data. This book brings together leading authorities in the field who have been working on the common problem of policing and surveillance at physical and virtual borders at a time of ...
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Global Surveillance and Policing

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Overview

Since the 9.11 attacks in North America and the accession of the Schengen Accord in Europe there has been widespread concern with international borders, the passage of people and the flow of information across borders. States have fundamentally changed the ways in which they police and monitor this mobile population and its personal data. This book brings together leading authorities in the field who have been working on the common problem of policing and surveillance at physical and virtual borders at a time of increased perceived threat. It is concerned with both theoretical and empirical aspects of the ways in which the modern state attempts to control its borders and mobile population. It will be essential reading for students, practitioners, policy makers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134014422
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/11/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Elia Zureik is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Queen's University, Canada. His research interests encompass race and ethnic relations, political sociology, sociology of the Middle East, and new technology and work.

Mark B. Salter is an Associate Professor at the School of Political Studies, University of Ottowa, Canada.

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Table of Contents

1 Global surveillance and policing : borders, security, identity - introduction 1
2 Some conceptual issues in the study of borders and surveillance 11
3 At the threshold of security : a theory of international borders 36
4 Borders, migration and economic integration : towards a new political economy of borders 51
5 The border is everywhere : ID cards, surveillance and the other 66
6 Borders, bodies and biometrics : towards identity management 83
7 Expanding surveillance : connecting biometric information systems to international police cooperation 97
8 What happens when you book an airline ticket? : the collection and processing of passenger data post-9/11 113
9 Potential threats and potential criminals : data collection in the national security entry-exit registration system 139
10 Imperial embrace? : identification and constraints on mobility in a hegemonic empire 157
11 Fencing the line : analysis of the recent rise in security measures along disputed and undisputed boundaries 173
12 'Getting ahead of the game' : border technologies and the changing space of governance 194
13 Immigration controls and citizenship in the political rhetoric of new labour 215
14 Freedom of movement inside 'fortress Europe' 233
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