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Book review: Life after privacy: reclaiming democracy in a surveillance society by Firmin Debrabander

Showler, Paul (2022) Book review: Life after privacy: reclaiming democracy in a surveillance society by Firmin Debrabander. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (26 Feb 2022). Blog Entry.

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In Life After Privacy: Reclaiming Democracy in a Surveillance Society, Firmin DeBrabander argues that rather than seeking to safeguard and revive privacy in the digital age, we should instead focus on becoming engaged citizens who contribute to a democratic public sphere. This lucid book is public philosophy at its best, writes Paul Showler, though he questions whether there might be ways to envision new and better forms of privacy for our present times. Life After Privacy: Reclaiming Democracy in a Surveillance Society. Firmin DeBrabander. Cambridge University Press. 2020.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/
Additional Information: © 2022 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2022 09:15
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2022 09:15
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/114000

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