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Surveillance and Power
Surveillance and Power

My task now is to link surveillance to the concept of power. This task is of central importance to my programmatic reflection on a possible political geography of surveillance, but also connects with my ambition to question the socio-spatial implications of IT-mediated regulation and control. More specifically, my objective is to develop a conceptual framework within which surveillance, understood from the perspective of its inherent mediations as developed in Chapter 2, can be approached as a mode of power that relies on techniques of systematic, routine and focused attention. I will do this by drawing upon Michel Foucault’s approach to power as a mode of action that ‘structure[s] the possible field of action of others’ (1982: 790).

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