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1st Edition

Big Data, Surveillance and Crisis Management

ISBN 9780367876203
Published December 11, 2019 by Routledge
246 Pages

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Book Description

Big data, surveillance, crisis management. Three largely different and richly researched fields, however, the interplay amongst these three domains is rarely addressed.

In this enlightening title, the link between these three fields is explored in a consequential order through a variety of contributions and series of unique and international case studies. Indeed, whilst considering crisis management as an "umbrella term" that covers a number of crises and ways of managing them, the reader will also explore the collection of "big data" by governmental crisis organisations. However, this volume also addresses the unintended consequences of using such data. In particular, through the lens of surveillance, one will also investigate how the use and abuse of big data can easily lead to monitoring and controlling the behaviour of people affected by crises. Thus, the reader will ultimately join the authors in their debate of how big data in crisis management needs to be examined as a political process involving questions of power and transparency.

An enlightening and highly topical volume, Big Data, Surveillance and Crisis Management will appeal to postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers interested in fields including Sociology and Surveillance Studies, Disaster and Crisis Management, Media Studies, Governmentality, Organisation Theory and Information Society Studies.

Table of Contents

  1. Big Data, Surveillance and Crisis Management, by Kees Boersma and Chiara Fonio


    Part I Social media and crisis management

  3. The use of social media for crisis management: a privacy by design approach, by Muhammad Imran, Patrick Meier and Kees Boersma

  4. Mining social media for effective crisis response: machine learning and disaster response, by Rachel Finn, Hayley Watson and Kush Wadhwa

  5. Between the promise and reality of using social media in crisis management: lies, rumours and vigilantism, by Gemma Galdon Clavell

  6. Part II Big Data and health surveillance

  7. Biosecuring public health: the example of ESSENCE, by Henning Füller

  8. Triggering action: participatory surveillance and event detection in public health emergency management, by Martin French and Baki Cakici

  9. Part III Case studies on disasters, crisis and big data

  10. Resilience, surveillance and big data in crisis management: case studies from Europe, the United Kingdom and New Zealand, by Charles Leleux and C. William R. Webster

  11. Monitoring a big data cyclon: the Sardinian case, by Allesandro Burato

  12. Intersecting intelligence: exploring big data disruptions, by Xaroula Kerasidou, Katrina Petersen and Monika Büscher

  13. ‘Value-Veillance’: Opening the black box of surveillance in emergency management, by Karolin Eva Kappler and Uwe Vormbusch

  14. Times of crises and the development of the Police National Automatic Number Plate Recognition System in the UK, by Clive Norris and Xavier D L'Hoiry

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Kees Boersma is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Social Sciences of the VU University, Amsterdam

Chiara Fonio is currently working at the Joint Research Centre with a contract as CA (Contractual Agent)