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Professional drone usage in Switzerland : results of a quantitative survey of public and private drone users

Klauser, Francisco ; Pauschinger, Dennis ; Pedrozo, Silvana ; Stuber, Lea ; Placì, Rahel

(Working Papers MAPS ; 2)

In recent years, drones have become much more accessible as professional tools for public and private actors. The technology has been integrated into everyday working routines and has created new professional fields. These developments have sparked increased media attention and socio-political debate regarding the opportunities and risks of drone use, and the necessary regulatory response....

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Spatialities of security and surveillance: Managing spaces, separations and circulations at sport mega events

Klauser, Francisco

In: Geoforum, 2012, vol. 49, p. 289-298

The paper explores empirically how contemporary security and surveillance practices and techniques permeate the production and management of everyday urban spaces. It does so from three interrelated perspectives, focusing on separation and access control, the management of circulations, and the internal organisation and monitoring of specific spatial enclaves. This analysis draws upon empirical...

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Thinking through territoriality: introducing Claude Raffestin to Anglophone sociospatial theory

Klauser, Francisco

In: Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 2012, vol. 30, no. 1, p. 106-120

This introductory paper establishes the grounds for a more sustained discussion of Claude Raffestin’s understanding of human territoriality in its contribution to contemporary geographical debates. The purpose is to highlight the broad, and fundamentally interrelated, philosophical, epistemological, and political ambitions of Raffestin’s work, before elucidating some of the key conceptual...

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Sport megaevents and the city

Klauser, Francisco

In: Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 2012, vol. 30, p. 1-2

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Interpretative Flexibility of the Event-City: Security, Branding and Urban Entrepreneurialism at the European Football Championships 2008

Klauser, Francisco

In: International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 2012, vol. 36, no. 5, p. 1039-1052

Les méga-évènements sportifs offrent des possibilités économiques et socio-culturelles considérables pour les villes et pays d'accueil, mais ils accentuent aussi les problématiques de sécurité locales, nationales et internationales. En s'intéressant à l'Euro 2008 de football qui s'est tenu en Autriche et en Suisse, cet article relie les enjeux économiques et sécuritaires associés à...

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The Exemplification of ‘Fan Zones’: Mediating Mechanisms in the Reproduction of Best Practices for Security and Branding at Euro 2008

Klauser, Francisco

In: Urban Studies, 2011, vol. 47, no. 15, p. 3203-3219

The paper starts with an assessment of the internal spatial organisation of the eight host cities of the European Football Championships 2008 into a complex patchwork of tightly enclosed and monitored fan zones (also called ‘public viewing events’). Fan zones, such is the paper’s basic assumption, constitute a previously tested and exemplified solution to the problem of how to deal with...

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Sport mega-events and ‘terrorism’: A critical analysis

Giulianotti, Richard ; Klauser, Francisco

In: International Review for the Sociology of Sport June, 2012, vol. 47, no. 3, p. 307-323

The article explores critically the interplay between sport and terrorism, with particular reference to sport mega-events. Our discussion is divided into two main sections. First, we set out the main principles of a critical social theoretical approach, which enables satisfactory analysis of the ‘sport/terrorism’ couplet. We discuss the contribution of three types of critical perspective that...