Mark B. Salter


Mark B. Salter

School of Political Studies
University of Ottawa

Politics at the AirportPolitics at the Airport
Edited by Mark B. Salter
University of Minnesota Press, 2008

Politics at the Airport brings together leading scholars to examine how airports both shape and are shaped by current political, social, and economic conditions. Focusing on the ways that airports have become securitized, the essays address a wide range of practices and technologies—from architecture, biometric identification, and CCTV systems to “no-fly lists” and the privatization of border control—now being deployed to frame the social sorting of safe and potentially dangerous travelers. --Univ of Minnesota Press



Global Surveillance and Policing: Borders, security, identityGlobal Surveillance
Edited by Elia Zureik and Mark B. Salter
Willan Publishing, 2005

Since the 9.11 attacks in North America and the accession of the Schengen Accord in Europe there has been widespread concern with international borders, the passage of people and the flow of information across borders. States have fundamentally changed the ways in which they police and monitor this mobile population and its personal data. This book brings together leading authorities in the field who have been working on the common problem of policing and surveillance at physical and virtual borders at a time of increased perceived threat. It is concerned with both theoretical and empirical aspects of the ways in which the modern state attempts to control its borders and mobile population. --Willan Publishing



Rights of Passage: The Passport in International RelationsRights of Passage
By Mark B. Salter
Lynne Rienner Publishing, 2003

Rights of Passage explores shifting notions of sovereignty, citizenship, and identity, as well as changing concerns with issues of race, class, gender, and nation. Ranging from such topics as health, war, and migration to the current mood of vigilant surveillance, the book sheds new light on the role of borders in the age of passport has been one of the essential means of identification—and control—of peoples in the international system. Despite predictions that it would soon become an anachronism, it continues to be a central feature of international relations. --Lynne Rienner Publishing

Other Publications:

Salter, Mark. "Governmentalities of an Airport: Heterotopia and Confession," International Political Sociology. 2007(1) pp.49-66.

Salter, Mark. "At the Threshold of Security: A Theory of Borders," in Elia Zureik and Mark Salter (eds.) Global Surveillance and Policing: Borders, Security, Identity. UK: Willan, 2005.

Salter, Mark and Elia Zureik. "Who and What Goes Where? Global Policing and Surveillance," in Elia Zureik and Mark Salter (eds.) Global Surveillance and Policing: Borders, Security, Identity. UK: Willan, 2005.

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