Thesis / Dissertation

Spatial effects of controlling security measures in places of mass gathering

Claire Eleanor Miller, Annmarie Brennan (ed.)

Published : 2020

Abstract

This project examines the spatial effects of controlling security measures in places of mass gathering, specifically public squares, and develops a generalised framework for evaluating these effects in other spaces. Over the first decades of the twenty-first century there has been a rapid and transformative shift in perceptions of threat and national security, particularly in the west, towards preemption. This reactionary shift has introduced new motivations behind controlling security measures, amplifying tensions between security imperatives and rights to the city. Security in public space is not new, but in recent years there has been an increase in protective security interventions and a..

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