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Southern European Panopticon: (Video) Surveillance, Public Space and the Urban Politics
Journal Title: ARCHIVIO DI STUDI URBANI E REGIONALI 
Author/s: Simone Tulumello 
Year:  2013 Issue: 107 Language: Italian 
Pages:  22 Pg. 30-51 FullText PDF:  1431 KB
DOI:  10.3280/ASUR2013-107003
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In the last decade, video-surveillance systems became a common presence in the urban public spaces. Many studies have described such processes and their relationships with global concerns on security but not very much has been said about the role of spatial planning and of local micro-politics of urban space. In this paper, the author builds on Foucault’s reading of Bentham’s panopticon to debate the consistence of surveillance systems in two southern European cities, Lisbon and Palermo, in order to debate the role of urban planning in the ongoing processes.
Keywords: Videosurveillance; panopticon; urban public space; control; Southern Europe; urban politics.

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Simone Tulumello, Southern European Panopticon: (Video) Surveillance, Public Space and the Urban Politics in "ARCHIVIO DI STUDI URBANI E REGIONALI" 107/2013, pp. 30-51, DOI:10.3280/ASUR2013-107003

   

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