Making Things Stick: Surveillance Technologies and Mexico's War on Crime

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Univ of California Press, Feb 22, 2016 - Political Science - 272 pages
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With Mexico’s War on Crime as the backdrop, Making Things Stick offers an innovative analysis of how surveillance technologies impact governance in the global society. More than just tools to monitor ordinary people, surveillance technologies are imagined by government officials as a way to reform the national state by focusing on the material things—cellular phones, automobiles, human bodies—that can enable crime. In describing the challenges that the Mexican government has encountered in implementing this novel approach to social control, Keith Guzik presents surveillance technologies as a sign of state weakness rather than strength and as an opportunity for civic engagement rather than retreat. 
 
 

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Contents

Taming the Tiger
26
Prohesion
56
Nicon goma
99
Statecraft
141
Grasping Surveillance
177
Notes
207
Bibliography
225
Index
247
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Keith Guzik is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Colorado, Denver. He is the author of Arresting Abuse and the co-editor of The Mangle in Practice.

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