Airport Screening, Surveillance, and Social Sorting


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Airport Screening, Surveillance, and Social Sorting
Canadian Reponses to 9/11 in Context by David Lyon
The existence of a “surveillance society” or a “safety state” is the primary core argument that Lyon brings forth about the various issues that arise in the post 9/11 era. While it is known that this has been a rationale way to proceed in the surveillance of people choosing to fly in and out Canadian airports, the overarching procedures, technologies, and organization of passenger information may pose some obstacles to the way that economies and trading objectives may be affected by such expanded surveillance powers. In many ways, Lyons (year?) argues that Canada has been “pressing for a “smart border”” (399), which define the new...
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.....veillance as being counter product for Canadian society and national economics due to American security polices.
5.Is crime or terrorism deterred by greater surveillance in Canada’s airports?
No. In many cases, it is not. Terrorists, criminals, and other threats to national security would most likely take less public means of transportation, which is one reason why increasing surveillance is merely a way for privatized American companies to make more profits. Canadian airports should take this into account when accessing the damage it does to their economy.
Works Cited:
Lyons, David. Airport Screening, Surveillance, and Social Sorting: Canadian Reponses to 9/11 in Context. (Customer fill in bibliography; I only received a file of the text.)