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The new citizenship of the risk and surveillance society: From a citizenship of hope to a citizenship of fear?

Dee, Michael J. (2002) The new citizenship of the risk and surveillance society: From a citizenship of hope to a citizenship of fear? In Hanna, Barbara (Ed.) Social Change in the 21st Century Conference, 22 November 2002, Carseldine, Queensland.

Abstract

This paper considers the tensions between personal liberty and the use of closed circuit television in the surveillance of citizens. The growing acceptance and seeming inevitability of increased risk and uncertainty in social life helps to underwrite surveillance measures such as CCTV alongside the monitoring of credit card transactions, email traffic, electronic messaging and so on. Important in this is the transformation of the category of citizen from notions of civil, political and social citizenship with their emphasis on a fullness of rights and participation, to the brittle citizenship of the responsible, ‘new’ citizen of the risk society.

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ID Code: 5508
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: CCTV, risk, social life, citizenship, surveillance
ISBN: 1741070031
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800) > Social Change (160805)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800) > Applied Sociology Program Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment (160801)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Social Change Research
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > QUT Carseldine - Humanities & Human Services
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 Michael J. Dee
Deposited On: 07 Dec 2006
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2011 15:41

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