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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...

Université de Neuchâtel

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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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...

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Dynamics of globalization: mobility, space and regulation

Söderström, Ola ; Klauser, Francisco ; Piguet, Etienne ; Crot, Laurence

In: Geographica Helvetica - Swiss Journal of Geography, 2012, vol. 67, no. 1-2, p. 43-54

Les recherches actuelles conduites à l’Institut de Géographie de l’Université de Neuchâtel se concentrent sur l’importance cruciale de la mobilité dans les dynamiques de la mondialisation. En s’appuyant sur les études de la mobilité, cet article présente un cadre analytique susceptible d’étudier la «construction mobile de la société». L’article montre que la relation...

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Espaces, pouvoirs et régulations : vers une géographie politique de la surveillance

Klauser, Francisco

(Working papers MAPS ; 4)

Cet article a pour but d’esquisser un «programme de réflexion» autour d’une « géographie politique de la surveillance ». Pour arriver à cette fin, ce papier est structuré en deux parties principales. Dans un premier temps, le concept de la « surveillance » sera défini et situé dans le champ de recherche classique et contemporain de la géographie politique. Ceci offrira une...

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Difficulties in Revitalizing Public Space By CCTV : Street Prostitution Surveillance in the Swiss City of Olten

Klauser, Francisco

In: European Urban and Regional Studies, 2007, vol. 14, no. 4, p. 337-348

This article critically assesses the adequacy of CCTV as an instrument to revitalize urban areas suffering from concentrated social disadvantage. Empirically, it focuses on the video-surveillance of street prostitution in the Swiss city of Olten. This CCTV system was installed at the beginning of 2001 and focuses on an urban `hot spot' used by different types of marginalized social groups. In the...