world rights available
Format 140x220 Hardcover
EUR 21,90 / sFr 30,70
ISBN ebook: 9783701745036
published in April 2015
Spiral of Fear
How Fundamentalism and the Surveillance State Threaten Our Democracy
Islamist terrorism and Western surveillance – a menacing interplay.
Terrorist attacks and radicalisation directly cause oppression in Western society. The fear of "Islam" is associated with the expansion of the surveillance state. But how does Islamist terrorism impact us? Are fears of "foreign infiltration" justified? Or do they rather serve as a pretext for massive government intervention in our freedom? Christa Chorherr tirelessly shows how big the dangers of Islamism and terrorism in Europe really are – and what the consequences are for us all: state "protection", which degenerates into the escalating use of endlessly collected personal data and which leads to the increasing loss of our privacy.
Christa Chorherr: economist and author, was active in the management of international organisations and companies for many years.