Governing through Biometrics

Governing through Biometrics

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Managing identity through biometric technology has become a routine and ubiquitous practice in recent years. From border control and asylum regulation to the management of social services and medical records, various fields are increasingly deploying biometric systems as a means of identity verification and authentication. The scope and nature of these systems are raising a host of concerns regarding the intensification of surveillance practices and the reduction of identity to a series of bio-data and algorithms. By analysing biometric systems as a biopolitical practice within the domain of borders, immigration and citizenship management, this book interrogates what is at stake in the merging of the body and technology for security and governance purposes. It draws on a number of critical theories, philosophies and empirical examples, offering a multi-level and timely analysis of the socio-political and ethical implications of biometric identity systems.Delsol, R.(2008)a#39;Ethnic Profiling, ID Cards and European Experiencea#39;, http://www. _Profiling _ID_and_european_experiences.pdf. Derrida, J.(1976)OfGrammatologyanbsp;...

Title:Governing through Biometrics
Author: Btihaj Ajana
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2013-09-25

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