The Resource Identification and the politics of information security, Jonathan Bright

Identification and the politics of information security, Jonathan Bright

Label
Identification and the politics of information security
Title
Identification and the politics of information security
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Bright
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The security of identification systems such as passports and national identity cards is a current policy priority for many governments. False identities allow criminals to cross borders, launder money, claim benefits and gain access to other people's information; whilst perceived insecurity in identification systems is widely seen as holding back the development of egovernment and online commerce. All over the world, nation states are investing heavily in the security of their identification systems, trying to protect themselves against such threats, especially through the creation of "electronic" identification cards and the increased use of biometric technology. Existing literature on these new identification systems has so far focussed on the politics of security, especially security crises like 9/11, and how the legitimating power of this politics enables the creation of these systems. Many authors have argued that this politics serves expand the powers of government surveillance systems, whilst drowning out competing concerns about the impact these systems may have on human rights such as privacy and liberty, and some have even gone as far as to claim that European nations are developing into "surveillance states". Ten years on from 9/11 it is clear that this literature is at best incomplete. Far from instituting totalising societies of surveillance and control, many of these systems have run into significant trouble following their creation. Some have suffered from years of delay, going vastly over budget in the process; others, once created, have seen poor usage of supposedly central features. The implementation of new electronic services remains difficult; whilst many question if our borders are really any more secure than they were a decade ago. This thesis seeks to explore what happened, and in so doing provide an insight into how the dynamics of security politics affect the construction of identification systems
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IT-FiEUI
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Bright, Jonathan
Date time place
Defence date: 01 June 2012
Dewey number
  • 323.4482
  • 363.232
Dissertation note
Thesis (Ph. D.)--European University Institute (SPS), 2012.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
theses
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European University Institute
Series statement
  • EUI PhD theses
  • EUI theses
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  • Privacy
  • National security
  • Identity theft
  • Identification cards
  • Security systems
  • Identification
Label
Identification and the politics of information security, Jonathan Bright
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Examining Board: Pascal Vennesson (Supervisor; EUI/RSCAS); Christian Reus-Smit (EUI); Christopher Dandeker (King's College, London); Thierry Braspenning Balzacq (University of Namur)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-204)
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17095694
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
vii, 208 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)851517039
Label
Identification and the politics of information security, Jonathan Bright
Publication
Note
Examining Board: Pascal Vennesson (Supervisor; EUI/RSCAS); Christian Reus-Smit (EUI); Christopher Dandeker (King's College, London); Thierry Braspenning Balzacq (University of Namur)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-204)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17095694
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
vii, 208 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)851517039

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