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Unique Biometric IDs: Governmentality and Appropriation in a Digital India

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Title: Unique Biometric IDs: Governmentality and Appropriation in a Digital India
Authors: Jacobsen, Elida K. U.
Issue Date: 30-Apr-2015
University: Göteborgs universitet. Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Social Sciences
Institution: School of Global Studies, Peace and Development Research ; Institutionen för globala studier, freds- och utvecklingsforskning
Parts of work: Jacobsen, E. K. U. 2012. ‘Unique Identification: Inclusion and surveillance in the Indian biometric assemblage’. Security Dialogue, 43(5) 457– 474. DOI: 10.1177/0967010612458336 Jacobsen, E. K. U. 2013. ‘Preventing, Predicting or Producing Risks? India’s National Biometric Identification’ in Miklian, J. and Å. Kolås (Eds.), 2013. India's Human Security: Lost Debates, Forgotten People, Intractable Challenges. London: Routledge.
Date of Defence: 2015-05-25
Disputation: 25 maj 2015, klockan 13.15 i sal 302, Annedalsseminariet, Campus Linné, Seminariegatan 1A, Göteborg.
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: India, biometric identification, Aadhaar, Unique ID, governmentality, appropriation, post-colonial, biopower, risk, narrative method, subjectivity
Abstract: On a global scale, the usage of a variety of digital ID and surveillance technologies in both civic and security governance is increasingly taking place, leading to standardised forms and practices. India is implementing the largest biometric scheme in history. As part of a larger plan to digitalise the country’s governance, the objective of the Unique Identification (UID) project is to enrol the entire populace, roughly speaking 20% of the world’s population. This dissertation investigates the ... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-9413-9
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