Report on resilience options in democratic surveillance societies – draft uploaded.

The report on resilience options in democractic surveillance societies analyses resilience, in different domains, the elements of a resilience strategy, who should employ it and in what circumstances, and how these are aplicable to resilience in a surveillance society. The report also examines how the open nature of democratic societies can make them more vulnerable to attacks on infrastructures or people and how, at the same time, it can make them more resilient to those attacks in terms of social, economic and institutional responses. The report examines the notion of surveillance and, in particular, resilience in a surveillance society and whether resilience offers a useful strategy for countering the negative effects of surveillance in undermining the freedoms and values that underpin a democracy. It also identifies measures to increase resilience in a surveillance society. The report was coordinated by Trilateral Research & Consulting. Other contributors include: Open University, Peace Research Institute Oslo, University of Sheffield, University of Edinburgh,  Institute for the Sociology of Law and Criminology (IRKS),  University of Stirling, University of Sheffield, Eotvos Karoly Policy Institute, Hungary and the University of Hamburg.

A draft copy of the report can be found here.

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