Francisco Klauser

Francisco Klauser is a professor of political geography in the University of Neuchâtel. His work explores the socio-spatial implications as well as the power and surveillance issues arising from the digitalisation of present-day life. Main research topics include video surveillance, mega-event security, smart cities, airport surveillance, civil drones, and big data more generally. He currently acts as the coordinator of the SNF-funded research programme « Power and Space in the Drone Age », which assesses the opportunities and risks associated with civil-drone usage in Switzerland.

Drones d’utilité publique : Une acceptabilité controversée. Peer review

Silvana Pedrozo et Francisco Klauser | 13.07.2018

In Switzerland, the use of drones by public authorities is in full emergence since the end of the 1990s. However, public opinion regarding this technology remains largely unknown, although these aircrafts raise some crucial societal issues, in terms of surveillance, efficiency and safety. Starting from this, the present article focuses on the public perception and social acceptability of military and police drones in Switzerland. Drawing upon a quantitative opinion survey conducted in the canton of Neuchâtel, this paper demonstrates [...]