Guest Editor’s Note

Guest Editor’s Note

This Special Issue brings together nine scholars who, from different regions and Humanities disciplines, put under their crossfire a new dimension of cosmopolitics: the modern complexity of surveillance, control and strategic communication.

Contributions range from China to Argentina, Egypt to South Africa, the United States to the new Caliphate. They cut across disciplinary boundaries. They fall into four broad sections: theory of surveillance, strategic communication and globalized control (Salazar, Ornatowski, Ghils), state strategic communication (Liu, Styszynski), military and police intelligence (Doxtader, Vitale), gender and higher education control (Saleh, Glenn).

The Guest Editor wishes to thank Paul Ghils, Editor in Chief of Cosmopolis, for welcoming this Special Issue.

Some support from the National Research Foundation of South Africa is recognized (grant 81695 – Any opinion, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and therefore the NRF does not accept any liability in regard thereto).

Philippe-Joseph Salazar