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From the Publisher"Since September 11, surveillance has been stepped up throughoutmost of the world. Governments and businesses monitor personalbehavior and analyze a host of data that individuals are oftenunaware they generate. But both privacy and open politicalparticipation are under challenge. In this context, David Lyonoffers a welcome overview and a wise sense of the many issues thatintersect in new forms and intensity of surveillance. He neitherexaggerates nor underestimates the major issues before usnow.”
Craig Calhoun, Social Science Research Council, New York
“David Lyon provides a chilling and comprehensive accountof the surveillance response to 9/11 by nation-states andcorporations. His writing is exceptionally clear and graceful, hisscholarship is impeccable, and his judgment is fair andwise.”Mark Poster, University of California
“A devastating critique on the attempt to engineersecurity through ever-increasing surveillance capabilities. Lyonbrilliantly shows us how these begin to function as a clandestinepower that erodes democracy in the name of ourwellbeing.”
Saskia Sassen, author of Globalization and its Discontents
"Surveillance After September 11 provides the reader witha very useful analysis of past and current security trends, alongwith predictions of possible future devlopments, in the context ofglobal social change. Lyon's book provides us with a useful,relevant, clear-minded starting-point."
International Journal of Contemporary Sociology