As we posted recently, in this month of July, we are writing three new papers and, in this case, we want to talk particularly about one of these three: Early Warning Systems (EWS), citizenship and surveillance.
Yes, we know. We have talked about it several times, but in this case we want not to ask some questions neither speculate about the issue. In fact, we want to show the index we have planned to this work:
We want to expose a brief history about EWS and to defend the idea we are rounded by this kind of apparatus. Furthermore, we affirm there are two kind of Early Warning System: the first one, a passive-system, older, where information is went only in one way; the second one, more recent with the feature that now, communication goes in two ways: from experts to lay people and viceversa.
2) What is a EWS?
Here, we will point out our particular definition about the term and introduce the social implications.
3) Social thinking and EWS:
We want to show a little state of the art in social sciences. In this senses, we think there is no material enough to show big ideas, but we want to analyse it and see what we find.
In this section, we will illustrate quickly our study case and we wil also defend the use of qualitative matherial in a social research about biosecurity, accounting for our documental, interview and ethnographical material.
5) From control to biomonitoring:
Here we expose our main idea: a shift from a system where control is the main strategy to manage people, to a new kind of surveillance-monitoring (we have to detail it yet) througout the 2.0 EWS.
Finally, we will be point out three open-ideas:
a. The step from control to monitoring
b. How life participates in its own management
c. Movement from surveillance to observation (we will use some ideas given by Michel Serres)
P.S: In the line of this post, you can check this video. What do you think about it?
Photo Credit: Xavier Donat