Power and Security in the Information Age
Investigating the Role of the State in Cyberspace
Autor(en): Myriam Dunn Cavelty, Victor Mauer, Sai Felicia Krishna-Hensel, Elgin Brunner, J. P. Singh, Geoffrey Herrera, Maura Conway, Manuel Suter
Herausgeber: Myriam Dunn Cavelty, Victor Mauer, Sai Felicia Krishna-Hensel
The marriage of computers and telecommunications, the global integration of these technologies and their availability at low cost is bringing about a fundamental transformation in the way humans communicate and interact. But however much consensus there may be on the importance of information technology, agreement is far more elusive when it comes to pinning down the impact of this development on security issues. Written by scholars in international relations, this volume focuses on the role of the state in defending against cyber threats and in securing the information age. The manuscript is captivating with the significance and actuality of the issues discussed and the logical, knowledgeable and engaged presentation of the issues. The essays contribute to mapping the diverse layers, actors, approaches and policies of the cyber security realm.