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dc.contributor.authorGIACOMELLO, Giampieroen
dc.date.accessioned2006-06-09T08:57:38Z
dc.date.available2006-06-09T08:57:38Z
dc.date.issued2001en
dc.identifier.citationFlorence : European University Institute, 2001
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1814/5123
dc.descriptionDefence date: 17 September 2001
dc.descriptionExamining Board: Prof. Richard Breen, European University Institute (co-supervisor); Prof. Gary Chapman, University of Texas, Austin; Prof. Giorgio Natalicchi, Università di Firenze; Prof. Thomas Risse, European University Institute (Supervisor)
dc.descriptionFirst made available online on 11 April 2018
dc.description.abstractOver the last decade, the Internet has transformed how information can be made available-it is now used to transfer information about things as varied as financial transactions and celebrity gossip and to link and coordinate activities between otherwise isolated people, from protest groups to lonely hearts. This unprecedented ease of access to a wealth of information and contacts presents a challenge to national governments who wish to control and restrain some of this activity. 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 how, 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 cyberterrorism, the protection of information infrastructure, and the impact on individual privacy and freedom of speech. This is the first cross-country, comparative study on the issue of Internet control. It will be of interest to international relations scholars and students, and particularly those with an interest in the Internet.
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEUI PhD thesesen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDepartment of Political and Social Sciencesen
dc.relation.hasversionhttp://hdl.handle.net/1814/22377
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject.lcshInternet -- Social aspects -- Cross-cultural studies
dc.subject.lcshInternet -- Government policy -- Cross-cultural studies
dc.subject.lcshInternet -- Access control -- Cross-cultural studies
dc.subject.lcshTelecommunication policy -- Cross-cultural studies
dc.subject.lcshInternet industry -- Government policy -- Cross-cultural studies
dc.subject.lcshInformation superhighway -- Social aspects -- Cross-cultural studies
dc.titleThe digital challenge : national governments and the control of the Interneten
dc.typeThesisen
dc.identifier.doi10.2870/57754
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