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'Workless People and Surveillant Mashups: Social policy and and data sharing in the UK': Information, communication & society

Pleace, N. (2007) 'Workless People and Surveillant Mashups: Social policy and and data sharing in the UK': Information, communication & society. Information, Communication and Society, 10 (6). pp. 943-960. ISSN 1369-118X

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Abstract

This paper examines the use of ICT driven surveillant assemblages in UK welfare policy by drawing on the results of empirical research conducted for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). The focus is on one aspect of the growing role of surveillance in social policy: data aggregation on populations characterized by sustained worklessness. The implementation and implications of this form of surveillance are examined. The paper explores surveillance systems that were extant in 2005/06 and those that were being designed. The paper argues that there is an ongoing need for critical evaluation of the underlying logic of data mashing on marginalized populations.

Item Type: Article
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > Centre for Housing Policy (York)
Depositing User: York RAE Import
Date Deposited: 22 May 2009 08:52
Last Modified: 22 May 2009 08:52
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13691180701751171
Status: Published
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Identification Number: 10.1080/13691180701751171
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/6322

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