Information Technology And World Politics

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403960573
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 12/1/2002
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael J. Mazarr is an adjunct professor in the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University and president of a nonprofit organization dealing with leadership issues. He has been president & CEO of the Henry L. Stimson Center.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Information Technology and World Politics—The Growing Connection--Michael J. Mazarr
Part I: IT and “The Global Village
• Stateless Nations: “I Pledge Allegiance To ... ?”--Glenn McCormick
• Come Together? Debunking the Myth of the Internet and the Global Village--Emil T. Bailey
• Subnational Groups and the Internet--Tania O’Neil
Part II: National Security Implications
• Wiring Russia’s Nuclear Cities: An Entrance to the Global Economy or Exit Ramp for Proliferation?--Paul Nicholas
• The Security Implications of Satellite Via the Internet--Glenn Hickok
Part III: IT, Freedom and Civil Society: Case Studies
• Fujimori Meets the “Public Cabinets”: The Internet, Journalism, and Democracy in Peru--Richard Hughes
• Beyond the Internet: Democracy on the Phone?--Alessandra Cabras
• China, Democracy, and the Internet--Robert Peters
• The Internet and the Evolution of Civil Society in Iran--Michael Rabasco
Part IV: The Internet and Economic Development
• From Tea Sheds to Cyber Cafes: Could an Internet-Driven Modernization Strategy Succeed in India?--Sudhir Mahara
• Brain Drain: An Unintended Consequences of Wiring Brazil?--Ryan McMichael
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