Information Technology And World Politics

Information Technology And World Politics

by Michael J. Mazarr, Michael J. Mazarr
     
 

ISBN-10: 1403960577

ISBN-13: 9781403960573

Pub. Date: 12/01/2002

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

This unique collection of essays explores the intricacies of how the Internet has changed the way we currently approach international security, civil society, and economic development. The contributors move past the conventional wisdom, tapping new and original sources to investigate new and unexpected developments. One essay explores how wiring Russia's nuclear…  See more details below

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This unique collection of essays explores the intricacies of how the Internet has changed the way we currently approach international security, civil society, and economic development. The contributors move past the conventional wisdom, tapping new and original sources to investigate new and unexpected developments. One essay explores how wiring Russia's nuclear scientists into the Internet increases the threat of weapons proliferation. Another looks at Internet-enabled development projects and, despite early success stories in Bangalore, India, explains why they will fail. Together the essays in this collection try to bring a dose of reality to the rose-colored futures many have predicted for world politics in the Information Age.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403960573
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
12/01/2002
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Information Technology and World Politics - The Growing Connection; M.J.Mazarr IT AND 'THE GLOBAL VILLAGE' Stateless Nations: 'I Pledge Allegiance to...?'; G.McCormick Come Together? Debunking the Myth of the Internet and the Global Village; E.T.Bailey Subnational Groups and the Internet; T.O'Neil NATIONAL SECURITY IMPLICATIONS Wiring Russia's Nuclear Cities: An Entrance to the Global Economy or Exit Ramp for Proliferation?; P.Nicholas The Security Implications of Satellite Via the Internet; G.Hickok IT, FREEDOM AND CIVIL SOCIETY: CASE STUDIES Fujimori Meets the 'Public Cabinets': The Internet, Journalism, and Democracy in Peru; R.Hughes Beyond the Internet: Democracy on the Phone?; A.Cabras China, Democracy, and the Internet; R.Peters The Internet and the Evolution of Civil Society in Iran; M.Rabasco THE INTERNET AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT From Tea Sheds to Cyber Cafes: Could an Internet-Driven Modernization Strategy Succeed in India?; S.Mahara Brain Drain: An Unintended Consequence of Wiring Brazil?; R.McMichael www.AfricanOpportunity.com; A.Olsen Bibliography

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