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The digital age is also a surveillance age. Today, computerized systems protect and manage our everyday life; the increasing number of surveillance cameras in public places, the computerized loyalty systems of the retail sector, geo-localized smart–phone applications, or smart traffic and navigation systems. Surveillance is nothing fundamentally new, and yet more and more questions are being asked:  • Who monitors whom, and how and why?  • How do surveillance techniques affect socio-spatial practices and relationships?  • How do they shape the fabrics of our cities, our mobilities, the spaces of the everyday?  • And what are the implications in terms of border control and the exercise of political power? Surveillance and Space responds to these modern questions by exploring the complex and varied interactions between ...

Policy Mobilities and Exemplification in Surveillance Matters
Policy Mobilities and Exemplification in Surveillance Matters

Following on from the previous discussion, this chapter explores the interactions of scale that underpin contemporary surveillance projects. There are two interrelated lines of enquiry to highlight. Firstly, the chapter investigates the transnational circulation, sharing and appropriation of public–private surveillance knowledge and practices, with a view to understanding the ways in which these fuse together in particular sites and settings. This focus portrays local stakeholders in surveillance matters as being increasingly exposed to globalized networks of expertise and collaboration. Drawing upon the field of policy-mobility studies, it also points at the exemplification and imitation of specific surveillance solutions, which travel from place to place, thus producing increasingly standardized spaces of surveillance. ...

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