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The Making of a Capital

Jerusalem on Israeli Banknotes

Na'ama Sheffi and Anat First

historically contingent and characterized by contextual features and power relations” ( Paasi 2011: 62 ). In both past and present, walls define various modes of state power. The Berlin Wall (1961–1989), established as a state surveillance and control system

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Liberal Whispers and Propaganda Fears

The American Jewish Committee and Israel’s Palestinian Minority, 1948–1966

Geoffrey P. Levin

remained in Israel after 1948, curtailing their rights even though they received Israeli citizenship. The military government, combined with related land confiscation legislation, meant that these citizens faced severe surveillance, restrictions on

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Uzi Meshulam and the ‘Mishkan Ohalim’ Affair

The Influence of Radical Ultra-Orthodoxy

Motti Inbari

’s supporters, police mounted a siege of Meshulam’s home in the town of Yehud. Approximately 100 members of Mishkan Ohalim joined Meshulam at his home, fencing off the compound, conducting surveillance, and occasionally firing at the police. Meshulam, for his

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Liberalism in Israel

Between the ‘Good Person’ and the ‘Bad Citizen’

Menachem Mautner

. [In Hebrew.] Tel Aviv : Yedioth Ahronot . Levy , Yagil . 2010 . “ The Hierarchy of Military Death .” [In Hebrew.] Pp. 101 – 119 in Abandoning State/Surveillance State: Social Policy in Israel 1985–2008 , ed. Chana Katz and Erez Tzfadia

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Menachem Keren-Kratz

production of various food items. Innovative optical equipment is used to monitor the manual transcription of holy parchments used for Torah, tefillin, and mezuzot . Ha-Edah Ha-Haredit has also used highly sophisticated surveillance video technology to

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Color-Coded Sovereignty and the Men in Black

Private Security in a Bolivian Marketplace

Daniel M. Goldstein

The appearance of effective security making—demonstrated through surveillance, visibility, and ongoing performance—is significant to contemporary sovereign authority in urban spaces characterized by quotidian violence and crime. This article examines La Cancha, Cochabamba, Bolivia’s enormous outdoor market, which is policed not by the state but by private security firms that operate as nonstate sovereign actors in the space of the market. The article provides an ethnographic account of one of these firms (the Men in Black), and documents the work of both municipal and national police—all of them distinguished by differently colored uniforms—in the management of crime, administration of justice, and establishment of public order in the market. Sovereignty here is derived through public performance, both violent and nonviolent, through which the Men in Black demonstrate and maintain their sovereign power.

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Chava Brownfield-Stein

, an unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) for remote-fire missions. 1 These multi-mission systems are part of a panoply of advanced technologies such as ‘smart fences’, thermal video cameras, sensors, high-tech balloons, and other surveillance apparatuses

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The Permeable Olympic Fortress

Mega-Event Security as Camouflage in Rio de Janeiro

Dennis Pauschinger

“war against terror,” such as standardized militarization of public security, the establishment of camera surveillance, and the de facto isolation of sport venues from the rest of the city ( Fussey and Klauser 2015a ). These standards migrate from one

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Antonius C. G. M. Robben

, and private companies. The push for seamless surveillance systems, the tapping of e-mail traffic, phone and wireless communications, permanent camera supervision, body scans, biosensors, and activity analyses of cars and people circulating in public

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Nir Gazit and Yagil Levy

-Police Assemblage .” Critical Sociology 45 ( 7–8 ): 1133 – 1147 . 10.1177/0896920518794269 Dandeker , Christopher . 1990 . Surveillance, Power and Modernity . Cambridge : Polity Press . Delehanty , Casey , Jack Mewhirter , Ryan Welch , and