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Issues of surveillance, control and privacy in relation to the internet are coming to the fore as a result of state concern with security, crime and economic advantage. Through an exploration of emerging debates regarding the possible desirability, form and agencies responsible for the regulation of the internet and an analysis of issues of surveillance, control, rights and privacy, The Governance of Cyberspace develops contemporary theories and considers issues of access, equity and economic advancement.
The Governance of Cyberspace encourages a more informed discussion about the nature of the changes which the new information and communications technologies (ICTs) are heralding in and will be of considerable interest to all those who are concerned about the technological shaping of our political future.
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|1||The governance of cyberspace: politics, technology and global restructuring||1|
|2||Cyberspace sociality: controversies over computer-mediated relationships||23|
|3||Virtual culture, urban social polarisation and social science fiction||38|
|4||The neuroscience of cyberspace: new metaphors for the self and its boundaries||46|
|6||Virtual worlds and the social realities of cyberspace||97|
|7||The virtual state: postmodernisation, informatisation and public administration||111|
|8||The challenge of cyberspatial forms of human interaction to territorial governance and policing||126|
|9||'Digital democracy' or 'information aristocracy'? Economic regeneration and the information economy||136|
|10||Privacy, democracy, information||155|
|11||The future of cryptography||175|
|12||Multimedia information products and services: a need for 'cybercops'?||190|
|13||The Far Right on the Internet||209|