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Book on Surveillance in Europe now available!
Wright, David, and Reinhard Kreissl (eds.), Surveillance in Europe, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon., 2015
Surveillance in Europe, co-edited by David Wright of Trilateral Research & Consulting (UK) and Reinhard Kreissl of the Institute for the Sociology of Law and Criminology (Austria), 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 consequences and impacts for Europe of the Snowden revelations
- 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
- 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. Contributors to the book include : Anthony Amicelle (Université de Montréal), Kirstie Ball (Open University), Johann Čas (Institute of Technology Assessment, OeAW-ITA, Austria), Paul De Hert (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Michael Friedwald (Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research), Gemma Galdon Clavell (Eticas Research & Consulting/Universitat de Barcelona), Antonella Galetta (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Kerstin Goos (Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research), Leeroy Groves (University of Sheffield), Dara Hallinan (Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research), Richard Jones (University of Edinburgh), Reinhard Kreissl (Institute for the Sociology of Law and Criminology Austria), Marija Krlic (University of Sheffield), Charles Leleux (University of Stirling), Clive Norris (University of Sheffield), Charles Raab (University of Edinburgh), Rowena Rodrigues (Trilateral Research & Consulting), Stefan Strauss (Institute of Technology Assessment, OeAW-ITA, Austria), Ivan Szekely (Eotvos Karoly Policy Institute, Hungary), C. William R. Webster (University of Stirling) and David Wright (Trilateral Research & Consulting).