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From the Publisher"Since September 11, surveillance has been stepped up throughout most of the world. Governments and businesses monitor personal behavior and analyze a host of data that individuals are often unaware they generate. But both privacy and open political participation are under challenge. In this context, David Lyon offers a welcome overview and a wise sense of the many issues that intersect in new forms and intensity of surveillance. He neither exaggerates nor underestimates the major issues before us now.”
Craig Calhoun, Social Science Research Council, New York
“David Lyon provides a chilling and comprehensive account of the surveillance response to 9/11 by nation-states and corporations. His writing is exceptionally clear and graceful, his scholarship is impeccable, and his judgment is fair and wise.”Mark Poster, University of California
“A devastating critique on the attempt to engineer security through ever-increasing surveillance capabilities. Lyon brilliantly shows us how these begin to function as a clandestine power that erodes democracy in the name of our wellbeing.”
Saskia Sassen, author of Globalization and its Discontents
"Surveillance After September 11 provides the reader with a very useful analysis of past and current security trends, along with predictions of possible future devlopments, in the context of global social change. Lyon's book provides us with a useful, relevant, clear-minded starting-point."
International Journal of Contemporary Sociology