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The Resource Liberation technology : social media and the struggle for democracy, edited by Larry Diamond and Marc F. Plattner

Liberation technology : social media and the struggle for democracy, edited by Larry Diamond and Marc F. Plattner

Label
Liberation technology : social media and the struggle for democracy
Title
Liberation technology
Title remainder
social media and the struggle for democracy
Statement of responsibility
edited by Larry Diamond and Marc F. Plattner
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The revolutions sweeping the Middle East provide dramatic evidence of the role that technology plays in mobilizing citizen protest and upending seemingly invulnerable authoritarian regimes. A grainy cell phone video of a Tunisian street vendor's self-immolation helped spark the massive protests that toppled longtime ruler Zine El Abidine Ben Alt, and Egypt's "Facebook revolution" forced the ruling regime out of power and into exile
  • While such liberation technology" has been instrumental in freeing Egypt and Tunisia, other cases-such as China and Iran-demonstrate that it can be deployed just as effectively by authoritarian regimes seeking to control the Internet, stifle protest, and target dissenters. This two-sided dynamic has set off an intense technological race between "netizens" demanding freedom and authoritarians determined to retain their grip on power
  • Liberation Technology brings together cutting-edge scholarship from scholars and practitioners at the forefront of this burgeoning field of study. An introductory section defines the debate with a foundational piece on liberation technology and is then followed by essays discussing the popular dichotomy of liberation'' versus "control" with regard to the Internet and the sociopolitical dimensions of such controls. Additional chapters delve into the cases of individual countries: China, Egypt, Iran, and Tunisia
  • This book also includes in-depth analysis of specific technologies such as Ushahidi-a platform developed to document human-rights abuses in the wake of Kenya's 2007 elections-and alkasir-a tool that has been used widely throughout the Middle East to circumvent cyber-censorship
  • Liberation Technology will prove an essential resource for all students seeking to understand the intersection of information and communications technology and the global struggle for democracy
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
LC call number
JF799
LC item number
.L53 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Diamond, Larry Jay
  • Plattner, Marc F.
Series statement
A journal of democracy book
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political participation
  • Democratization
  • Social media
  • Informationsfreiheit
  • Soziale Software
  • Politische Beteiligung
  • Cyberspace
  • Tekniska innovationer
  • Sociala medier
  • Politiska aspekter
  • Demokratisering
Label
Liberation technology : social media and the struggle for democracy, edited by Larry Diamond and Marc F. Plattner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Whither Internet control?
  • Evgeny Morozov
  • II.
  • Liberation technology in China
  • The battle for the Chinese Internet
  • Xiao Qiang
  • China's "networked authoritarianism"
  • Rebecca MacKinnon
  • III.
  • Liberation technology in the Middle East
  • I.
  • Ushahidi as a liberation technology
  • Patrick Meier
  • Egypt and Tunisia : the role of digital media
  • Philip N. Howard and Muzammil M. Hussain
  • Circumventing Internet censorship in the Arab world
  • Walid Al-Saqaf
  • Social media, dissent, and Iran's Green Movement
  • Mehdi Yahyanejad and Elham Gheytanchi
  • IV. Policy recommendations
  • Challenges for international policy
  • Liberation vs. control in cyberspace
  • Daniel Calingaert
  • Liberation technology
  • Larry Diamond
  • Liberation vs. control : the future of cyberspace
  • Ronald Deibert and Rafal Rohozinski
  • International mechanisms of cyberspace controls
  • Ronald Deibert
Control code
761858951
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxvii, 176 pages
Isbn
9781421406985
Lccn
2012012206
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
7265767
System control number
(OCoLC)761858951
Label
Liberation technology : social media and the struggle for democracy, edited by Larry Diamond and Marc F. Plattner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Whither Internet control?
  • Evgeny Morozov
  • II.
  • Liberation technology in China
  • The battle for the Chinese Internet
  • Xiao Qiang
  • China's "networked authoritarianism"
  • Rebecca MacKinnon
  • III.
  • Liberation technology in the Middle East
  • I.
  • Ushahidi as a liberation technology
  • Patrick Meier
  • Egypt and Tunisia : the role of digital media
  • Philip N. Howard and Muzammil M. Hussain
  • Circumventing Internet censorship in the Arab world
  • Walid Al-Saqaf
  • Social media, dissent, and Iran's Green Movement
  • Mehdi Yahyanejad and Elham Gheytanchi
  • IV. Policy recommendations
  • Challenges for international policy
  • Liberation vs. control in cyberspace
  • Daniel Calingaert
  • Liberation technology
  • Larry Diamond
  • Liberation vs. control : the future of cyberspace
  • Ronald Deibert and Rafal Rohozinski
  • International mechanisms of cyberspace controls
  • Ronald Deibert
Control code
761858951
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxvii, 176 pages
Isbn
9781421406985
Lccn
2012012206
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
7265767
System control number
(OCoLC)761858951

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