Increasing Resilience in Surveillance Societies (IRISS)

Led by J. Peter Burgess
Feb 2012 - Feb 2015


​The IRISS project is coordinated by Institut für Rechts und Kriminal Soziologie (IRKS) in Vienna and funded under the EU 7th Framework programme. IRISS  seek to analyse the spread of surveillance systems and technologies in public and private sectors from the perspective of their impact on society. The project focus on the observable effects and everyday understanding of surveillance in contemporary Europe, analysing differences within and between individual societies and matching the observable effects against the situation in other parts of the world.
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Research Groups


Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Bellanova, Rocco (2015) Nurturing Ob-Scene Politics: Surveillance Between In/Visibility and Dis-Appearance, Surveillance & Society 13(3): 512–527.
Bergersen, Stine (2014) Overvåkning og personvern: Om innsynsrett i teori og praksis, Materialisten. Tidsskrift For Forskning, Fagkritikk Og Teoretisk Debatt 14(3): 47–65.
Bellanova, Rocco (2014) Data Protection, with Love, International Political Sociology 8(1): 112–115.

Book Chapter

Duez, Denis & Rocco Bellanova (2014) Humains et non-humains dans la fabrique des frontières de l’Europe: une approche in medias res de l’européanisation [Humans and Non-Humans in the making of European Borders: A Proposal for a 'In Medias Res' Approach of Europeanization], in Denis Duez, ed., L'européanisation - Sciences Humaines Et Nouveaux Enjeux. Bruxelles: Bruylant (223–247).

Conference Paper

Bergersen, Stine (2014) Risk, Security and New Threats: Counter Terrorism Policies in Norway 2001-2008, presented at From Schauman to Breivik: Terrorism, Political Violence and the Nordic Countries, Helsinki University, 16.–17.06.2014.

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