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This volume examines theoretical and empirical issues relating to cyberconflict and its implications for global security and politics.
Taking a multidimensional approach to current debates in internet politics, the book comprises essays by leading experts from across the world. The volume includes a comprehensive introduction to current debates in the field and their ramifications for global politics, and follows this with empirical case studies. These include cyberconflict, cyberwars, information warfare and hacktivism, in contexts such as Sri Lanka, Lebanon and Estonia, the European Social Forum, feminist cybercrusades and the use of the internet as a weapon by ethnoreligious and socio-political movements. The volume presents the theoretical debates and case studies of cyberconflict in a coherent, progressive and truly multidisciplinary way.
The book will be of interest to students of cyberconflict, internet politics, security studies and IR in general.
1 Introduction: New Media and the Reconfiguration of Power in Global Politics Athina Karatzogianni Part I Transforming Media and Global Conflict 2. War and the New Media Paradox Hall Gardner 3. The Internet as a weapon of war? Some thoughts on radicalization Ben O’Louglin and Andrew Hoskins 4. Transparency and accountability in the age of cyberpolitics: the role of blogs in framing conflict Maria Touri Part II Global Security and Information warfare 5. Web activism as an element of global security Michael Dartnell 6. Computer-based information warfare across the Taiwan Strait Gary Rawnsley 7. Information warfare operations and the concept of self-defense Dimitris Delibasis PART III Ethno/religio/cultural Cyber Conflicts 8. The Internet and Militant Jihadism: Global to Local Re-imaginings Frazer Egerton 9. How small are small numbers in cyberspace? Athina Karatzogianni 10. Rivalry in cyberspace and virtual contours of a new conflict zone: The Sri-Lankan case Harinda Vidanage 11. Feminist solidarity and the cybercrusade: The Women in Black Movement and the 16th Day Activism against gender violence Zinthiya Ganespachan PART IV Socio/politico/economic Cyber Conflicts 12. Electronic Civil Disobedience and Symbolic Power Graham Meikle 13. Decentralization and Communication: Email lists and the organizing process of the European Social Forum Anastasia Kavada 14. Some notes on the social antagonism in netarchical capitalism Michel Bauwens