Cyber-security and Threat Politics
US Efforts to Secure the Information Age
By (author) Myriam Dunn Cavelty
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Cyber-security and Threat Politics by Myriam Dunn Cavelty
Book DescriptionThis book explores the political process behind the construction of cyber-threats as one of the quintessential security threats of modern times in the US. Myriam Dunn Cavelty posits that cyber-threats are definable by their unsubstantiated nature. Despite this, they have been propelled to the forefront of the political agenda. Using an innovative theoretical approach, this book examines how, under what conditions, by whom, for what reasons, and with what impact cyber-threats have been moved on to the political agenda. In particular, it analyses how governments have used threat frames, specific interpretive schemata about what counts as a threat or risk and how to respond to this threat. By approaching this subject from a security studies angle, this book closes a gap between practical and theoretical academic approaches. It also contributes to the more general debate about changing practices of national security and their implications for the international community.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415429818
(234mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 31-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Focuses on the role of the state in defending against cyber-threats and in securing the information age. This volume argues that too much credence is often given to the spectre of an erosion of sovereignty.
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Author Biography - Myriam Dunn Cavelty
Myriam Dunn Cavelty is lecturer and head of the new risks research unit at the Center for Security Studies (CSS), ETH Zurich.
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