Silvana Pedrozo

Silvana Pedrozo is a PhD student working in the Institute of Geography of the University of Neuchâtel. Her PhD focuses on military and civil drone usage in Switzerland. From a human-geographical perspective, this research addresses issues of security and (aerial) surveillance of territory, aiming to explore the socio-spatial implications resulting from the use of drones by public authorities in charge of territorial security.

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 [...]