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Reassembling Surveillance Creep

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Reassembling Surveillance Creep. / Bøge, Ask Risom; Lauritsen, Peter.

In: Akademisk Kvarter, Vol. 15, 10.2017, p. 27-39.

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Bøge, AR & Lauritsen, P 2017, 'Reassembling Surveillance Creep', Akademisk Kvarter, vol. 15, pp. 27-39.

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Bøge, A. R., & Lauritsen, P. (2017). Reassembling Surveillance Creep. Akademisk Kvarter, 15, 27-39.

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Bøge AR, Lauritsen P. 2017. Reassembling Surveillance Creep. Akademisk Kvarter. 15:27-39.

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Bøge AR, Lauritsen P. Reassembling Surveillance Creep. Akademisk Kvarter. 2017 Oct;15:27-39.

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Bøge, Ask Risom ; Lauritsen, Peter. / Reassembling Surveillance Creep. In: Akademisk Kvarter. 2017 ; Vol. 15. pp. 27-39.

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abstract = "We live in societies in which surveillance technologies are constantly introduced, are transformed, and spread to new practices for new purposes. How and why does this happen? In other words, why does surveillance “creep”? This question has received little attention either in theoretical development or in empirical analyses. Accordingly, this article contributes to this special issue on the usefulness of Actor-Network Theory (ANT) by suggesting that ANT can advance our understanding of ‘surveillance creep’. Based on ANT’s model of translation and a historical study of the Danish DNA database, we argue that surveillance creep involves reassembling the relations in surveillance networks between heterogeneous actors such as the watchers, the watched, laws, and technologies. Second, surveillance creeps only when these heterogeneous actors are adequately interested and aligned. However, obtaining and maintaining such alignment may be difficult.",
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