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Open Networks, Closed Regimes : the Impact of the Internet on Authoritarian Rule.

Author: Shanthi Kalathil; Taylor C Boas
Publisher: Washington DC : Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2010.
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As the Internet diffuses across the globe, many have come to believe that the technology poses an insurmountable threat to authoritarian rule. Grounded in the Internet's early libertarian culture and predicated on anecdotes pulled from diverse political climates, this conventional wisdom has informed the views of policymakers, business leaders, and media pundits alike. Yet few studies have sought to systematically  Read more...
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Kalathil, Shanthi.
Open Networks, Closed Regimes : The Impact of the Internet on Authoritarian Rule.
Washington DC : Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Shanthi Kalathil; Taylor C Boas
ISBN: 9780870033315 087003331X
OCLC Number: 830169684
Description: 1 online resource (235 pages)

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As the Internet diffuses across the globe, many have come to believe that the technology poses an insurmountable threat to authoritarian rule. Grounded in the Internet's early libertarian culture and predicated on anecdotes pulled from diverse political climates, this conventional wisdom has informed the views of policymakers, business leaders, and media pundits alike. Yet few studies have sought to systematically analyze the exact ways in which Internet use may lay the basis for political change. In O pen Networks, Closed Regimes, the authors take a comprehensive look at how a broad.

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