Surveillance in Europe

1st Edition

David Wright, Reinhard Kreissl

Published October 8, 2014
Reference - 422 Pages - 3 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415728997 - CAT# Y157815

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Surveillance in Europe is an accessible, definitive and comprehensive overview of the rapidly growing multi-disciplinary field of surveillance studies in Europe. Written by experts in the field, including leading scholars, the Companion’s clear and up to date style will appeal to a wide range of scholars and students in the social sciences, arts and humanities.

This book makes the case for greater resilience in European society in the face of the growing pervasiveness of surveillance. It examines surveillance in Europe from several different perspectives, including:

  • the co-evolution of surveillance technologies and practices
  • the surveillance industry in Europe
  • the instrumentality of surveillance for preventing and detecting crime and terrorism
  • social and economic costs
  • impacts of surveillance on civil liberties
  • resilience in Europe’s surveillance society.
  • the consequences and impacts for Europe of the Snowden revelations
  • findings and recommendations regarding surveillance in Europe

Surveillance in Europe's interdisciplinary approach and accessible content makes it an ideal companion to academics, policy-makers and civil society organisations alike, as well as appealing to top level undergraduates and postgraduates.

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