National Governments and Control of the Internet

A Digital Challenge

By Giampiero Giacomello

© 2004 – Routledge

224 pages

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About the Book

In recent years, Internet control has become one of the major indicators to assess the balance between freedom and security in democracies. This book explores and compares why, and to what extent, national governments decide to control the Internet and how this impacts on crucial socio-economic activities and fundamental civil rights. The author provides detailed studies on the US, Germany, Italy and further case studies on Brazil, Canada, India, the Netherlands, South Africa and Switzerland, to address topics such national security, freedom of expression and privacy.

About the Author

Giampiero Giacomello is a post-doctoral associate at the Peace Studies Program, Cornell University and visiting professor of international relations in the Department of Politics, University of Bologna. His research interests include international relations and security, and computer networks and cyberterrorism.

About the Series

Routledge Research in Information Technology and Society

The planet is being transformed by technical change and in particular by the speed of development in information technology. This series brings together the latest research on the social impact of IT and seeks to provide a broad range of case studies and comparative analysis of this phenomena and how it is changing our lives.

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