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The Future of Freedom: Surveillance, Censorship and Identification (2 º Sem 2016/2017)

Code: 02312
Acronym: VCIden
Level: 2nd Cycle
Basic: No
Teaching Language(s): Portuguese, English
Friendly languages:
Be English-friendly or any other language-friendly means that UC is taught in a language but can either of the following conditions:
1. There are support materials in English / other language;
2. There are exercises, tests and exams in English / other language;
3. There is a possibility to present written or oral work in English / other language.
1 6.0 0.0 h/sem 20.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 1.0 h/sem 21.0 h/sem 129.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 150.0 h/sem
Since year 2015/2016
Pre-requisites Pre-requisites: Degree or legally equivalent title in, Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, or any other area of Human Sciences.
Objectives Students will develop critical knowledge on issues regarding surveillance, censorship and identification especially in its theoretical, practical and political dimensions in the modern era.
Addressing different issues and contexts, students will acquire skills that allow a cross-reading of the issues around security policies in the international context, and a deep understanding of the implications of using information and communication technologies at the level of privacy, confidentiality and civil rights and liberties.
Program P1 - origins of surveillance and control: the constitution of modern states
P2 - Theories of pluralism and authority, in particular Voltaire, Strauss, Foucault and Habermas
P3 -Multidicisplinary approaches to surveillance
P4 - Survellance technologies: CCTV, ID cards, biometrics, electronic surveillance
P5 - Building a transnational space for fundamental rights: from the European Convention on Human Rights to the European Charter of Fundamental Rights
P6 - The spaces of surveillance and control in Europe: from the dilution of inner borders to the reinforcement of the external frontier
P7 - Rights and freedoms: freedom - security; control - privacy
Evaluation Method Participation in the course (attendance and involvement): 30%
Writing of a final report according to a previously agreed theme: 70%
Teaching Method In this module will be used teaching methods (lectures, case studies, practical exercises, debate) that aim to promote students learning skills, focusing the learning outcomes previously stated.
Lectures deliver core material to students and provide a framework the independent study and work, and more practical sessions enable students to develop their practical skills. Tutorials provide guidance, support and feedback.
Basic Bibliographic 1. Aas, Katja Franko, Helen O. Gundhus and Heidi M. Lomell, eds. 2009. Technologies of Insecurity: The Surveillance of Everyday Life. Oxon: Routledge.
2. Appadurai, Arjun. 2006. Fear of Small Numbers: an essay on the geography of anger. Londres: Public Planet Books.
3. Crettiez, Xavier and Pierre Piazza. 2006. Du papier à la biométrie. Identifier les individus. Paris: Presses de Sciences, Po.
4. Foucault, Michel. 1975. Vigiar e Punir. Petrópolis: Vozes
5. Frois, Catarina. 2013. Peripheral Vision. Politics, Technology and Surveillance. London and New York: Berghahn
6. Frois, Catarina. 2011. Vigilância e Poder. Lisboa: Mundos Sociais
7. Lyon, David, ed. 2006. Theorizing Surveillance: The Panopticon and Beyond.  London: Willan Publishing.
8. Machado, Helena. 2007. Moralizar para Identificar. Cenários da Investigação Judicial da Paternidade. Porto: Edições Afrontamento.
Complementar Bibliographic Bigo, Didider. 2008. "Security: A Field Left Fallow." In Dillon, Michael and Andrew Neals, eds. Foucault on Politics, Security and War. London: Palgrave, 93-114.
Bigo, Didier and Anastassia Tsoukala, eds. 2008. Terror, Insecurity and Liberty. Iliberal Practices of Liberal Regimes After September 11. New York: Routledge.
Cunha, Manuela (org.). 2008. Aquém e Além Prisão: Cruzamentos e Perspectivas. Lisboa: 90º
Deleuze, Gilles. 1992. "Postscript on the Societies of Control", October 59: 3-7.
Dillon, Michael e Andrew Neal. 2008. Foucault on Politics, Security and War. Nova Iorque: Palgrave Macmillan.
Eriksen, Thomas H., Ellen Bal e Oscar Salemink. 2010. A World of Insecurity. Anthropological Perspectives on Human Insecurity. Londres e Nova Iorque: Pluto Press.
Ferreira, Pedro e Susana Durão. 2010. A Percepção da Segurança em Portimão. Relatório de Investigação, Instituto de Ciências Sociais.
Hempel, Leon e Eric Töpfer. 2004. CCTV in Europe. Final Report. Berlim: Centre for Technology and Society.
Hobbsbawm, Eric. 2008. Globalização, Democracia e Terrorismo. Lisboa: Ed. Presença.
Inda, Jonathan Xavier. 2006. Targeting Immigrants. Government, Technology, and Ethics. Oxford: Blackwell.
Machado Helena e Filipe Santos. 2011. Direito, Justiça e Media: Tópicos de Sociologia. Porto: Afrontamento.
Monahan, Torin, ed. 2006) Surveillance and Security. Technological Politics and Power in Everyday Life. Nova Iorque: Routledge
Miller, Peter and Nikolas Rose. 2008. Governing the Present. Administering Economic, Social and Personal Life. Cambridge: Polity Press
Rogeiro, Nuno. 2003. O Inimigo Público. Lisboa: Gradiva
Samatas, Minas. 2004. Surveillance in Greece. From Anticommunist to Consumer Surveillance. Nova Iorque: Pella.
Smith, Gavin. 2004. "Behind the Screens: Examining Constructions of Deviance and Informal Practices among CCTV Control Room Operators in the UK." Surveillance & Society, 2 (2/3): 376-395.
Spencer, Jonathan. 2007. Anthropology, Politics and the State. Democracy and Violence in South Asia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Wacquant, Loic. 2007. "Os excluídos da sociedade de consumo: toxicodependentes, psicopatas e sem-abrigo nas prisões americanas. Análise Social, Vol. XLII (185): 987-1003.
Wood, David Murakami e William Webster. 2009. Living in Surveillance Societies: the Normalisation of Surveillance in Europe and the Treat of Britain's Bad Example. Journal of Contemporary European Research 5 (2): 259-273.
Zureik, Elia. 2003. "Theorizing surveillance: the Case of the Workplace." In Lyon, David, org. Surveillance as Social Sorting. Privacy, Risk and Discrimination. Londres e Nova Iorque: Routledge