The Snowden Files

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dc.contributor.author Ishaya Hanna, Jessica
dc.date.accessioned 2022-04-05T11:28:30Z
dc.date.available 2022-04-05T11:28:30Z
dc.date.copyright 2020 en_US
dc.date.issued 2020-12-14
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/13432
dc.description.abstract Surveillance in modern western societies has always been a challenge to the foundation of these democratic liberal societies. The line that separates acts of surveillance for the purpose of national security from illegitimate acts that a surveillance state exhibits has always been a blurry one. This study aims at exploring the NSA files that were leaked by Edward Snowden in 2013 during the Barack Obama administration. These files exposed practices that the US government engaged in the post 9/11 era; practices that were constitutionally dubious yet promoted under the umbrella of advancing national security. By shifting from targeted surveillance to mass surveillance in the post 9/11 era, and with the expansion of technology, the US government has exhibited elements of a surveillance state that run contrary to the liberal democratic principles on which the U.S. was founded. These surveillance activities went well beyond safeguarding national security to serve other interests, including economic ones and the quest for international influence. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Snowden, Edward J. -- 1983- en_US
dc.subject Electronic surveillance -- United States en_US
dc.subject National security -- United States en_US
dc.subject Leaks (Disclosure of information) -- United States en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title The Snowden Files en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle What did they reveal about the surveillance state in the US? en_US
dc.term.submitted Fall en_US
dc.author.degree MA in International Affairs en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201605907 en_US
dc.author.commembers Salamey, Imad
dc.author.commembers Skulte-Ouaiss, Jennifer
dc.author.department Social and Education Sciences en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 online resource (viii, 85 leaves): col. ill. en_US
dc.author.advisor Baroudi, Sami
dc.keywords USA en_US
dc.keywords Surveillance State en_US
dc.keywords Snowden en_US
dc.keywords NSA en_US
dc.keywords National Security en_US
dc.description.bibliographiccitations Bibliography: leaf 73-81. en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2022.349
dc.author.email jessica.ishayahanna@lau.edu en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/thesis.php en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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