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Main Title: A surveillance studies perspective on protest policing
Subtitle: The case of video surveillance of demonstrations in Germany
Author(s): Ullrich, Peter
Wollinger, Gina Rosa
Type: Article
Language: English
Language Code: en
Abstract: The videotaping of all kinds of political demonstrations seems to have become a standard policing procedure in many countries. This paper explores the video surveillance of public protest in Germany, where, in line with the international trend, developments on different levels have changed the situation immensely in recent years. This article firstly gives a short introduction to the subject and the history of video surveilling demonstrations. Secondly it describes the (changing) legal regulations in Germany. The third part considers technical developments, while the fourth part focuses on protestors’ reactions. The relative absence of the social sciences from the field motivates the article’s fifth part, which asks after the theoretical implications of the developments analysed from a surveillance studies perspective and explores questions for future research arising from this. Panopticism, surveillant assemblages and the “culture of control” are considered concerning their possibilities and limitations for understanding the problem of video surveillance of demonstrations.
URI: urn:nbn:de:kobv:83-opus4-68954
Issue Date: 2011
Date Available: 23-Jul-2015
DDC Class: 320 Politikwissenschaft
Subject(s): Demonstrationen
Soziale Bewegungen
Political demonstrations
Social movements
Journal Title: Interface : a journal for and about social movements
Volume: 3
Issue: 1
Page Start: 12
Page End: 38
Notes: First published in journal "Interface" Ullrich, Peter ; Wollinger, Gina Rosa : A surveillance studies perspective on protest policing: the case of video surveillance of demonstrations in Germany. - In: Interface: a journal for and about social movements, 3 (2011), 1, pp. 12-38.
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