Surveillance and Biopolitics

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Abstract

The paper addresses the relationship between contemporary modes of surveillance and biopolitics in terms of border management. It is suggested that the shift from disciplinary society (panopticism) to control society (post-panopticism) is a problematic one in that the two modalities of power (discipline and control) are not mutually exclusive but coexist within the working of biopolitics and through the hybridisation of management techniques as is the case at the borders.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
JournalElectronic Journal of Sociology
Volume7
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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