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UNEVEN SECURITY AND THE UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES OF SECURITY
The threat to civil liberties with increasing security measures Information sharing and the misuse of data – impacts on privacy Uneven surveillance (e.g. Project Champion in Birmingham).
States of exception and consequences for citizens.
The uneven impacts of securitisation on different groups e.g. ethnic minorities (heterogeneity within), women, young people.
Detention and immigration
GEOGRAPHIES OF SECURITY
Key locations and contested places where security emerges and is accepted/not accepted – e.g. screening at airports is accepted as normal but would not be viable at train stations.
The interface of security and everyday life.
Urban security and insecurity.
The governance of different neighbourhoods.
Questions about who we are thinking of when we speak of ‘governance’.
Can security be conceptualised and practised as a public good?
Plural policing forms and consequences.
TECHNOLOGIES OF SECURITY
Databases, information sharing, security processes and its porous boundaries.
Co-operation/non-co-operation between countries Electronic borders
Use of biometric data and its consequences.
The changing context within and between states.
Different political economies of security at the nation-state level and using the city as a unit of empirical comparison across countries.
Micro and macro level comparisons – local and global.
Cultural dimensions of security.
RESPONSES TO SECURITY
Citizens who contest security and the outcomes.
Resistance and acceptability of security: privacy and normalisation
The public as producers of security
United Nations resolutions –e.g. anti-terror lists (Security Council resolution 1373).
Discourses of security – Changes to how we conceptualise security – e.g. external and internal security, ‘home-grown’ terror and socio-political responses to threat.
Conceptualising ‘risk’ in response to security.
Security regulation and regulatory frameworks – uneven practices for private and public security.