Open Networks, Closed Regimes
The Impact of the Internet on Authoritarian Rule
Normal Price: $39.95
Your Price: $35.96 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $3.99! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.80 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply
Open Networks, Closed Regimes by Shanthi Kalathil
Book DescriptionAs the Internet diffuses across the globe, many have come to believe that the technology poses an insurmountable threat to authoritarian rule. Grounded in the Internet's early libertarian culture and predicated on anecdotes pulled from diverse political climates, this conventional wisdom has informed the views of policymakers, business leaders, and media pundits alike. Yet few studies have sought to systematically analyze the exact ways in which Internet use may lay the basis for political change. In Open Networks, Closed Regimes , the authors take a comprehensive look at how a broad range of societal and political actors in eight authoritarian and semi-authoritarian countries employ the Internet. Based on methodical assessment of evidence from these cases --China, Cuba, Singapore, Vietnam, Burma, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt --the study contends that the Internet is not necessarily a threat to authoritarian regimes.
Buy Open Networks, Closed Regimes book by Shanthi Kalathil from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780870031946
(229mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Publisher: Brookings Institution
Publish Date: 26-Dec-2002
Country of Publication: United States
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Open Networks, Closed Regimes book by Shanthi Kalathil and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Shanthi Kalathil
Shanthi Kalathil is associate in the Information Revolution and World Politics Project at the Carnegie Endowment, Washingnton, USA. A former Hong Kong-based journalist, she has written extensively on Asian politics in the information age. Taylor C. Boas is pursuing a Ph.D. in political science at the University of California, Berkeley, USA. Previously he worked at the Carnegie Endowment in the Information Revolution and World Politics Project, USA.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-2pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.