SSC Seminar Series: Raziel Miranda (Visiting PhD Candidate, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU))

Beyond the surveillance society? Accountability dilemmas, possibilities, and promises in contemporary paths

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

12:30 - 2:00pm

Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Room D411


In a diachronic and synchronic perspective, assessing accountability mechanisms in surveillance is a continuous task that should be promoted in many fronts and contexts. Since surveillance is instrumentalized from high-state policies to everyday use of personal data, accountability networks should be also promoted in multidimensional perspectives. In that sense, each mechanism of accountability, from institutional channels to radical resistance, is analyzed in its internal logic as well as in the limitations of accountability itself. Thus, we cover a kaleidoscope of accountability practices that still need to be formulated, connected and programmed to engage with surveillance assemblages. This not only leads us to think in the best forms to tame the very nature of power-authority but also in the possible forms to improve power-legitimacy in surveillance and beyond. 

About the Speaker:

Raziel Miranda is a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), where he works as researcher and lecturer in the Department of Political Science and Administration. He graduated in History and Political Science at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG-Brazil) and University of Santiago de Compostela (USC-Spain). His fields of research are security and crime policies, intelligence and governance, and surveillance studies. His work on Management of Risks and Securitization was awarded the Jean Pinatel National Prize of Criminology in 2016. His lastest work includes publications in more than five countries, such as “Between normality and political exceptionality in security” and “Personal data management and accountability: European regulation, market principles and civic agency strategies”.

Everyone welcome!