Politics at the Airport

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Mark B. Salter
U of Minnesota Press, 2008 - Political Science - 183 pages
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Politics at the Airport brings together leading scholars to examine how airports both shape and are shaped by current political, social, and economic conditions. Focusing on the ways that airports have become securitized, the essays address a wide range of practices and technologies--from architecture, biometric identification, and CCTV systems to "no-fly lists" and the privatization of border control--now being deployed to frame the social sorting of safe and potentially dangerous travelers.
  

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Contents

Managing Space Speed and Security
1
Global Surveillance
29
The Comparative Politics of NoFly Lists in the United States and Canada
51
The US Aviation System the State and the Rise of PublicPrivate Partnerships
77
CCTV at Geneva International Airport
105
Locating the Political at the Biometric Border
127
The Airport as a Difference Machine
145
Motion Aesthetics at the Airport
161
Contributors
175
Index
177
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About the author (2008)

Mark B. Salter is Assistant Professor at The American University in Cairo.