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The Resource Counter-terrorism technologies : a critical assessment, Peter Lehr

Counter-terrorism technologies : a critical assessment, Peter Lehr

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Counter-terrorism technologies : a critical assessment
Title
Counter-terrorism technologies
Title remainder
a critical assessment
Statement of responsibility
Peter Lehr
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Language
eng
Summary
This book critically discusses the role of technology for counter-terrorism in general, and for securing our vulnerable open societies in particular. It is set against the backdrop of the terrorist threat posed by the combined forces of Al Qaeda and ISIS/Daesh in the foreseeable future. The book commences by illuminating current and foreseeable tactics and weapons used by these implacable enemies - weapons that may well include chemical, biological, radiological and potentially even nuclear (CBRN) devices. In a second part, it introduces technologies already available or in development that promise an increase in safety and security when it comes to the dangers posed by these terrorists. This part also includes a critical discussion of advantages and disadvantages of such technologies that are, quite often, sold as a 'silver bullet' approach in the fight against terrorism. Controversies such as those triggered by the abuse of millimeter wave scanners deployed at several Western European airports will demonstrate that there are costs involved with regard to human rights. The third, analytical part takes the critical discussion further by arguing that the uncritical fielding of new surveillance and control technologies in parallel with the on-going outsourcing and privatization of key services of the state could well lead to dystopias as envisaged in a rather prescient way by the so-called cyperpunk novels of the 1980s. The book concludes with the question that any liberal democracy should ask itself: how far can we go with regard to hardening our societies against terrorist threats?--
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Lehr, Peter
Dewey number
363.32517
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6431
LC item number
.L457 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Advanced sciences and technologies for security applications
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  • Terrorism
  • National security
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Security & fire alarm systems
  • Management & management techniques
  • Crime & criminology
  • Terrorism, armed struggle
  • Terrorism
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Counter-terrorism technologies : a critical assessment, Peter Lehr
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: terrorism as a threat to open societies -- Part I: Barbarians at the gates: 'sinful' cities. Actions: the return of urban guerrillas -- Reactions: the new (para-) military urbanism -- Consequences: the urban space as a (limited) battlespace -- Part II: Our technology will win: the role of technology in urban counter-terrorism. Identification: biometrics, or a real-time 'who is who' -- Prediction and postdiction: real-time data mining and data analytics -- Detection: scanning and 'sniffing' technologies -- Surveillance and observation: the all-seeing eyes of Big Brother -- Protection: defensible spaces -- Threat displacement instead of threat eradication: some concluding caveats -- Part III: Brave new cities: the law of unintended consequences. The quest for silver bullets: implications for our construction of citizenship -- Archipelagos of fear: CT technology and the securitisation of everyday life -- Undemocratic means: the rise of the surveillance state -- Democracy transfigured: the dawn of the 'umpire state' -- Outlook: the need for 'critical' critical infrastructure protection studies
Control code
1044733866
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 217 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319909240
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-90924-0.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
com.springer.onix.9783319909240
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1044733866
Label
Counter-terrorism technologies : a critical assessment, Peter Lehr
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: terrorism as a threat to open societies -- Part I: Barbarians at the gates: 'sinful' cities. Actions: the return of urban guerrillas -- Reactions: the new (para-) military urbanism -- Consequences: the urban space as a (limited) battlespace -- Part II: Our technology will win: the role of technology in urban counter-terrorism. Identification: biometrics, or a real-time 'who is who' -- Prediction and postdiction: real-time data mining and data analytics -- Detection: scanning and 'sniffing' technologies -- Surveillance and observation: the all-seeing eyes of Big Brother -- Protection: defensible spaces -- Threat displacement instead of threat eradication: some concluding caveats -- Part III: Brave new cities: the law of unintended consequences. The quest for silver bullets: implications for our construction of citizenship -- Archipelagos of fear: CT technology and the securitisation of everyday life -- Undemocratic means: the rise of the surveillance state -- Democracy transfigured: the dawn of the 'umpire state' -- Outlook: the need for 'critical' critical infrastructure protection studies
Control code
1044733866
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 217 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319909240
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-90924-0.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
com.springer.onix.9783319909240
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1044733866

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