Book Review: Identity Fever

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Anxieties about national identity document regimes are like influenza: reappearing every generation, with exciting new labels, predictions of doom, calls for urgent action by public guardians and mutterings about the perils of globalisation. This year’s swine flu has coincided with alarms about national health ‘smart cards’ (an iteration of the government services ‘access card’ program that fizzled amid interdepartmental rivalries and worries that the technocrats couldn’t quite get all the pieces to work), and announcements about tougher offences for false identities or remedies for victims.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-114
Number of pages6
JournalSouthern Cross University Law Review
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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