Book Chapter

The Normality of Living in Surveillance Societies



Murakami Wood D & Webster CWR (2011) The Normality of Living in Surveillance Societies. In: van der Hof S & Groothuis M (eds.) Innovating Government: Normative, Policy and Technological Dimensions of Modern Government. Information Technology and Law Series, 20. The Hague, The Netherlands: T.M.C. Asser Press, pp. 151-164.

It is increasingly argued that contemporary capitalist nations have become 'surveillance societies' in which surveillance related activities are embedded as the core mode of organization, production and societal order (Lyon 1994, 2001, 2007). But what does it mean to live in a surveillance society and what economic, political and social relations are produced? These are the key questions addressed in this chapter.; Electronic surveillance Social aspects; Privacy, Right of

Title of seriesInformation Technology and Law Series
Number in series20
Publication date31/12/2011
PublisherT.M.C. Asser Press
Publisher URL…l1=14485&id=4402
Place of publicationThe Hague, The Netherlands
ISSN of series1570-2782

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Professor William Webster

Professor William Webster

Personal Chair, Management, Work and Organisation