National Security, Surveillance and Terror

Canada and Australia in Comparative Perspective

  • Randy K. Lippert
  • Kevin Walby
  • Ian Warren
  • Darren Palmer

Part of the Crime Prevention and Security Management book series (CPSM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Kevin Walby, Randy K. Lippert, Ian Warren, Darren Palmer
    Pages 1-22
  3. Introduction: Thinking About National Security, Surveillance and Terror

  4. Introduction: Case Studies in Comparative Perspective

  5. Introduction: National Security, Surveillance and Terror: Issues and Dilemmas

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 343-348

About this book


This edited collection brings together leading scholars to comparatively investigate national security, surveillance and terror in the early 21st century in two major western jurisdictions, Canada and Australia. Observing that much debate about these topics is dominated by US and UK perspectives, the volume provides penetrating analysis of national security and surveillance practices in two under-studied countries that reveals critical insights into current trends. Written by a wide range of experts in their respective fields, this book addresses a fascinating array of timely questions about the relationship among national security, privacy and terror in the two countries and beyond. Chapters include critical assessments of topics such as: National Security Intelligence Collection since 9/11, The Border as Checkpoint in an Age of Hemispheric Security and Surveillance, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Law Enforcement, as well as Federal Government Departments and Security Regimes. An engaging and empirically driven study, this collection will be of great interest to scholars of security and surveillance studies, policing, and comparative criminology.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Randy K. Lippert
    • 1
  • Kevin Walby
    • 2
  • Ian Warren
    • 3
  • Darren Palmer
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Sociology and CriminologyUniversity of WindsorWindsor, ONCanada
  2. 2.Department of Criminal JusticeUniversity of Winnipeg, Centennial HallWinnipeg, MBCanada
  3. 3.School of Humanities and Social SciencesDeakin UniversityGeelong, VICAustralia
  4. 4.School of Humanities and Social SciencesDeakin UniversityGeelong, VICAustralia

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