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The Resource Internet wars : the struggle for power in the twenty-first century, Fergus Hanson

Internet wars : the struggle for power in the twenty-first century, Fergus Hanson

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Internet wars : the struggle for power in the twenty-first century
Title
Internet wars
Title remainder
the struggle for power in the twenty-first century
Statement of responsibility
Fergus Hanson
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the last decade, a radical new network has begun to fully manifest itself; the largest political and economic arena the world has ever known: the internet. For those who can master it the promise of political, economic, and military power is extraordinary. Yet, the dramatic contest for control currently underway is often obscured by our prosaic everyday online activity. At a distance though it is unmistakable. Already, exploitation of this new super-network has helped create the world's most valuable company, toppled governments, led to the largest wealth transfer in history, and created the most extensive global surveillance system ever known. All of humankind is on track to become linked through this single, universal platform but the full implications for state sovereignty, corporate power and human rights have not yet been grasped. The internet has created daunting challenges that have been allowed to go unaddressed: cyber warfare, industrial online theft, burgeoning monopoly power and eroding privacy. We are fast approaching a turning point where action is needed if the most dynamic features of the internet are to be preserved. There is an urgent need to understand the broad currents of the internet's growth if we are to secure its vitality and promise into the future. This book is a call to action for a more informed debate about a contest to control the internet that will profoundly affect us all for generations to come. It looks at the three epicentres of online contest: people power, government power, and economic power. Fergus Hanson breaks down the dynamics at play in each of these critical areas and finds the human narratives that tell the emerging story about the internet's transformation of our lives
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hanson, Fergus
Dewey number
303.4833
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Internet
  • Diplomacy
  • Internet and international relations
  • Internet
  • World politics
Target audience
adult
Label
Internet wars : the struggle for power in the twenty-first century, Fergus Hanson
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
1. Citizens vs. the world -- 2. Splendide mendax: the rise of the networked NGO -- 3. Battlefield 2.0: from Greensboro to Tahrir -- 4. There is no defense: governments join the fray -- 5. The Titans seize power
Control code
000055762066
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
231 pages
Isbn
9781920681968
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)919237643
Label
Internet wars : the struggle for power in the twenty-first century, Fergus Hanson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
1. Citizens vs. the world -- 2. Splendide mendax: the rise of the networked NGO -- 3. Battlefield 2.0: from Greensboro to Tahrir -- 4. There is no defense: governments join the fray -- 5. The Titans seize power
Control code
000055762066
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
231 pages
Isbn
9781920681968
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)919237643

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