The Invention of the Passport

Surveillance, Citizenship and the State
Author: John Torpey
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521634939
Category: History
Page: 211
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This book examines the history of the passport and state control of population movement.

Transnational Legal Ordering and State Change

Author: Gregory C. Shaffer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107026113
Category: Law
Page: 251
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Leading law and society scholars apply an empirically grounded approach to the study of transnational legal ordering and its effects within countries.

The Invention of the Passport

Surveillance, Citizenship and the State
Author: John C. Torpey
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108473903
Category: History
Page: 278
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The definitive history of the passport and why it became so important for controlling movement in the modern world.

Routledge Handbook of International Criminology

Author: Cindy J. Smith,Sheldon X. Zhang,Rosemary Barberet
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135193843
Category: Social Science
Page: 584
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The Routledge Handbook of International Criminology brings together the latest thinking and findings from a diverse group of both senior and promising young scholars from around the globe. This collaborative project articulates a new way of thinking about criminology that extends existing perspectives in understanding crime and social control across borders, jurisdictions, and cultures, and facilitates the development of an overarching framework that is truly international. The book is divided into three parts, in which three distinct yet overlapping types of crime are analyzed: international crime, transnational crime, and national crime. Each of these perspectives is then articulated through a number of chapters which cover theory and methods, international and transnational crime analyses, and case studies of criminology and criminal justice in relevant nations. In addition, questions placed at the end of each chapter encourage greater reflection on the issues raised, and will encourage young scholars to move the field of inquiry forward. This handbook is an excellent reference tool for undergraduate and graduate students with particular interests in research methods, international criminology, and making comparisons across countries.

Russian Citizenship

Author: Eric Lohr
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674071190
Category: History
Page: 288
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In the first book to trace the Russian state’s citizenship policy throughout its history, Lohr argues that to understand the citizenship dilemmas Russia faces today, we must return to the less xenophobic and isolationist pre-Stalin period—before the drive toward autarky after 1914 eventually sealed the state off from Europe.

Surveillance and Security

Technological Politics and Power in Everyday Life
Author: Torin Monahan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135447357
Category: Social Science
Page: 360
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This is a volume of original contributions from scholars in eight different humanities and social science disciplines. The aim of the book is to present a range of surveillance technologies used in everyday life and investigate the politics of their use. It is truly an interdisciplinary project that will find purchase in courses on security studies and the sociology of culture and the sociology of science. Courses on security studies and its impact on culture can be found in a variety of academic departments including STS, criminology, sociology, women's studies, anthropology, political science and justice studies.

Aerial Life

Spaces, Mobilities, Affects
Author: Peter Adey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444391343
Category: Science
Page: 296
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NOMINATED AND SHORT LISTED FOR THE SURVEILLANCE STUDIES BOOK PRIZE 2011! This theoretically informed research explores what the development and transformation of air travel has meant for societies and individuals. Brings together a number of interdisciplinary approaches towards the aeroplane and its relation to society Presents an original theory that our societies are aerial societies, or 'aerealities', and shows how we are both enabled and threatened by aerial mobility Features a series of detailed international case studies which map the history of aviation over the past century - from the promises of early flight, to World War II bombing campaigns, and to the rise of international terrorism today Demonstrates the transformational capacity of air transport to shape societies, bodies and individual identities Offers startling historical evidence and bold new ideas about how the social and material spaces of the aeroplane are considered in the modern era

Borderlands in World History, 1700-1914

Author: P. Readman,C. Radding,C. Bryant
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137320583
Category: History
Page: 345
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Covering two hundred years, this groundbreaking book brings together essays on borderlands by leading experts in the modern history of the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia to offer the first historical study of borderlands with a global reach.

Surveillance, Crime and Social Control

Author: Clive Norris,Dean Wilson
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing
Category: Law
Page: 583
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Post 9/11 the need for an expansion of surveillance and greater expenditure on surveillance capabilities has been argued for by government and industry to help combat terrorism. This has been coupled with increasing incorporation of surveillance technologies into the routine practice of criminal justice. This important collection draws together key contemporary writings to explore how the surveillance gaze has been directed in the name of crime control. Key issues include theories on surveillance, CCTV, undercover police surveillance, bodies databases and technologies, and surveillance futures. It will be an essential collection for law librarians and criminologists.

Surveillance studies

an overview
Author: David Lyon
Publisher: Polity Pr
ISBN: 9780745635910
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 243
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The study of surveillance is more relevant than ever before. The fast growth of the field of surveillance studies reflects both the urgency of civil liberties and privacy questions in the war on terror era and the classical social science debates over the power of watching and classification, from Bentham to Foucault and beyond. In this overview, David Lyon, one of the pioneers of surveillance studies, fuses with aplomb classical debates and contemporary examples to provide the most accessible and up-to-date introduction to surveillance available. The book takes in surveillance studies in all its breadth, from local face-to-face oversight through technical developments in closed-circuit TV, radio frequency identification and biometrics to global trends that integrate surveillance systems internationally. Surveillance is understood in its ambiguity, from caring to controlling, and the role of visibility of the surveilled is taken as seriously as the powers of observing, classifying and judging. The book draws on international examples and on the insights of several disciplines; sociologists, political scientists and geographers will recognize key issues from their work here, but so will people from media, culture, organization, technology and policy studies. This illustrates the diverse strands of thought and critique available, while at the same time the book makes its own distinct contribution and offers tools for evaluating both surveillance trends and the theories that explain them. This book is the perfect introduction for anyone wanting to understand surveillance as a phenomenon and the tools for analysing it further, and will be essential reading for students and scholars alike.

Cosmologies of Credit

Transnational Mobility and the Politics of Destination in China
Author: Julie Y. Chu
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
Category: Social Science
Page: 343
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An ethnographic account of the logics and regimes of value propelling desires for transnational mobility—largely via human smuggling networks—throughout Fuzhou, China.

Questioning Sociology

A Canadian Perspective
Author: George Clifford Pavlich,Myra J. Hird
Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195422733
Category: Social Science
Page: 366
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With 18 chapters framed as provocative sociological questions, this collection is designed to draw introductory students into debates about important social topics and theories. Written by leading Canadian scholars specifically for this text, the 18 readings are meant to challenge students' assumptions about their social worlds and encourage them to develop a critical imagination by tackling issues students will find relevant to their lives. Case studies engage the student reader and helpto connect the issues to broader sociological themes. Provocative, engaging, and above all relevant, Questioning Sociology is ideal either as a core text for single-semester courses or as a reader/supplement for full-year courses.

Security and Human Rights

Author: Benjamin Jervis Goold,Liora Lazarus
Publisher: Hart Pub Limited
Category: Political Science
Page: 391
View: 1884

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A collection of essays from academics and practitioners in the fields of criminal justice, public law, international law, international relations and legal philosophy, this title offers a multidisciplinary perspective on the relationship between security and human rights.