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Author Frois, Catarina, author.

Title Peripheral vision : politics, technology and surveillance / Catarina Frois.

Publication Info. New York : Berghahn Books, 2013.

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Description 1 online resource (viii, 166 pages) : illustrations
Series EASA series ; 22
EASA series ; v. 22.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "In Portugal between 2005 and 2010, "modernization through technology" was the major political motto used to develop and improve the country's peripheral and backward condition. This study reflects on one of the resulting, specific aspects of this trend-the implementation of public video surveillance. The in-depth ethnography provides evidence of how the political construction of security and surveillance as a strategic program actually conceals intricate institutional relationships between political decision-makers and common citizens. Essentially, the detailed account of the major actors, as well as their roles and motivations, serves to explain phenomena such as the confusion between objective data and subjective perceptions or the lack of communication between parties, which as this study argues, underlies the idiosyncrasies and fragilities of Portugal's still relatively young democratic system."-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Intro -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Contents -- Figures and Tables -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction: Politics, Technology andSurveillance -- Chapter 1: From Dictatorship to Democracy -- Chapter 2: Eye in the Sky -- Chapter 3: Policy-Making -- Chapter 4: Public Issues, Private Matters -- Chapter 5: The Quest for Security -- Conclusion: Modernization and Backwardness -- Bibliography -- Index.
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Subject Video surveillance -- Political aspects -- Portugal.
Closed-circuit television -- Political aspects -- Portugal.
Internal security -- Portugal.
Portugal -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
Chronological Term 2000-2099
Genre/Form Electronic book.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Frois, Catarina. Peripheral vision. New York : Berghahn Books, 2013 9781782380238 (DLC) 2013020140 (OCoLC)829989864
ISBN 9781782380245 (institutional electronic book)
1782380248 (institutional electronic book)
9781299954656 (electronic book)
1299954650 (electronic book)
9781782380238 (hardback ; alkaline paper)
178238023X (hardback ; alkaline paper)