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Security Games: Surveillance And Control At Mega-events

EditorColin J. Bennett, Kevin Haggerty

Paperback | January 1, 2012

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Security Games: Surveillance and Control at Mega-Eventsaddresses the impact of mega-events ¿ such as the Olympic Games and the World Cup ¿ on wider practices of security and surveillance. "Mega-Events" pose peculiar and extensive security challenges. The overwhelming imperative is that "nothing should go wrong." There are, however, an almost infinite number of things that can "go wrong"; producing the perceived need for pre-emptive risk assessments, and an expanding range of security measures, including extensive forms and levels of surveillance. These measures are delivered by a "security/industrial complex" consisting of powerful transnational corporate, governmental and military actors, eager to showcase the latest technologies and prove that they can deliver "spectacular levels of security".

Mega-events have thus become occasions for experiments in monitoring people and places. And, as such, they have become important moments in the development and dispersal of surveillance, as the infrastructure established for mega-events are often marketed as security solutions for the more routine monitoring of people and place. Mega-events, then, now serve as focal points for the proliferation of security and surveillance. They are microcosms of larger trends and processes, through which ¿ as the contributors to this volume demonstrate ¿ we can observe the complex ways that security and surveillance are now implicated in unique confluences of technology, institutional motivations, and public-private security arrangements. As the exceptional conditions of the mega-event become the norm,Security Games: Surveillance and Control at Mega-Eventstherefore provides the glimpse of a possible future that is more intensively and extensively monitored.

Title:Security Games: Surveillance And Control At Mega-eventsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:January 1, 2012Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415619629

ISBN - 13:9780415619622

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Table of Contents

Editorial IntroductionColin J. Bennett andKevin Haggerty 1. Event Driven Security Policies and Spatial Control: The 2006 World Cup Stefanie Baasch 2. Rethinking Security at the OlympicsDaniel BernhardandAaron Martin 3. Knowledge Networks: Mega-Events and Security ExpertisePhillip Boyle 4. The XX Winter Olympic Games: Torino 2006Chiara FonioandGiovanni Pisapia 5. Olympic Rings of Steel: Constructing Security for 2012 and BeyondPete FusseyandJohn Coaffee 6. Commonalities and Specificities in Mega-Event Securitization: The Example of Euro 2008 in Austria and SwitzerlandFrancisco Klauser 7. Mega-Events, Mega-Profits: Unpacking the Vancouver 2010 Security Development-NexusAdam MolnarandLauren Snider 8. Surveilling the 2004 Athens OlympicsMinas Samatas  9. Secure our Profits!: The FIFA in Germany 2006Volker Eick 10. The Spectacle of Fear: Anxious Events and Contradictions of Contemporary Japanese GovernmentalityDavid Murakami WoodandKiyoshi Abe