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The Resource One nation under surveillance : a new social contract to defend freedom without sacrificing liberty, Simon Chesterman

One nation under surveillance : a new social contract to defend freedom without sacrificing liberty, Simon Chesterman

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One nation under surveillance : a new social contract to defend freedom without sacrificing liberty
Title
One nation under surveillance
Title remainder
a new social contract to defend freedom without sacrificing liberty
Statement of responsibility
Simon Chesterman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What limits, if any, should be placed on a government's efforts to spy on its citizens in the name of national security? Spying on foreigners has long been regarded as an unseemly but necessary enterprise. Spying on one's own citizens in a democracy, by contrast, has historically been subject to various forms of legal and political restraint. For most of the twentieth century these regimes were kept distinct. That position is no longer tenable. Modern threats do not respect national borders. Changes in technology make it impractical to distinguish between 'foreign' and 'local' communications. And our culture is progressively reducing the sphere of activity that citizens can reasonably expect to be kept from government eyes. The main casualty of this transformed environment will be privacy. Recent battles over privacy have been dominated by fights over warrantless electronic surveillance and CCTV; the coming years will see debates over DNA databases, data mining, and biometric identification. There will be protests and lawsuits, editorials and elections resisting these attacks on privacy. Those battles are worthy. But the war will be lost. Modern threats increasingly require that governments collect such information, governments are increasingly able to collect it, and citizens increasingly accept that they will collect it. This book proposes a move away from questions of whether governments should collect information and onto more problematic and relevant questions concerning its use. By reframing the relationship between privacy and security in the language of a social contract, mediated by a citizenry who are active participants rather than passive targets, the book offers a framework to defend freedom without sacrificing liberty
Cataloging source
E7B
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Chesterman, Simon
Dewey number
323.4482
Index
index present
LC call number
HM846
LC item number
.C47 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Electronic surveillance
  • Intelligence service
  • National security
  • National security
  • Liberty
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Electronic surveillance
  • Liberty
  • National security
Label
One nation under surveillance : a new social contract to defend freedom without sacrificing liberty, Simon Chesterman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-284) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction : The end of privacy -- The spy who came in from the Cold War -- The exception and the rule -- Secrets and lies -- The United States and the turn to outsourcing -- Britain and the turn to law -- "The United Nations has no intelligence" -- Watching the watchers -- The transparent community -- A new social contract
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction: The End of Privacy
  • PART I.
  • THEORY
  • PART II.
  • PRACTICE
  • PART III.
  • CHANGE
Control code
763161253
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 297 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191612930
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)763161253
Label
One nation under surveillance : a new social contract to defend freedom without sacrificing liberty, Simon Chesterman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-284) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction : The end of privacy -- The spy who came in from the Cold War -- The exception and the rule -- Secrets and lies -- The United States and the turn to outsourcing -- Britain and the turn to law -- "The United Nations has no intelligence" -- Watching the watchers -- The transparent community -- A new social contract
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction: The End of Privacy
  • PART I.
  • THEORY
  • PART II.
  • PRACTICE
  • PART III.
  • CHANGE
Control code
763161253
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 297 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191612930
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)763161253

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