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European Gender Summit

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Experimental Horizons of Structural Change (Brussels , November, 2011)

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European Conference

Surveillance in post-totalitarian societies: The Ghosts of Surveillance

3-5 May, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iaşi, Building R - Str.Lăpuşneanu nr.1

COST LiSS 2nd annual conference co-organized with “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University, Faculty of Philosophy and Social-Political Sciences, Centre for Social Management and Community Development.
Chair: Prof.Dr William Webster, Chair of COST Action
Co-chair: Prof.Dr. Doina Balahur
Keynote speakers: Dr.Jens Linge, Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen
Dr.Ivan Szekely (f)Counsellor of the Hungarian Parliamentary Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information

Programme Committee: William Webster - LiSS Conference Coordination Committee (University of Stirling, United Kingdom), Christel Backman (University of Gothenburg, Sweden), Doina Balahur (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Romania), Kees Boersma (VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Karl Löfgren (Roskilde University, Danemark), Michael Nagenborg ( Tuebingen University, Germany), Minas Samatas (University of Crete,Greece), Ivan Szekely, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary), Nils Zurawski (Hamburg University, Germany)

LiSS Conference Programme
LiSS Conference Abstracts

The Political Economy of Surveillance: A Research Workshop

The European COST Action ISO802, "Living in Surveillance Societies" (LiSS) in cooperation with: The New Transparency and The Surveillance Studies Centre, organizes on 9-11 September 2010 the Research Workshop: "The Political Economy of Surveillance". The venue of the Research Workshop is: Open University Business School, Milton Keynes, UK.
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Doina Balahur

Prof. univ. dr.

Professor, PhD, Department of Sociology and Social Work, Centre for Social Management and Community Development
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"Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iasi

Research Centre for Social Management and Community Development (CSMCD)


Blvd. Carol nr. 11, Iasi 700506, ROMANIA


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