Insurgency Online: Web Activism and Global Conflict - Digital Futures (Hardback)
  • Insurgency Online: Web Activism and Global Conflict - Digital Futures (Hardback)
zoom

Insurgency Online: Web Activism and Global Conflict - Digital Futures (Hardback)

(author)
£57.99
Hardback 240 Pages / Published: 05/05/2006
  • Publisher out of stock

Currently unavailable to order

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
In Insurgency Online, Michael Dartnell focuses on a new form of conflict made possible by global communications. The Internet, Dartnell argues, is affecting extensive changes to the way politics are carried out, by inserting a range of non-state actors onto the global political stage. He demonstrates that Web activism raises issues about the organization of societies and the distribution of power and contends that the development of online activism has far-reaching social and political implications, with parallels to the influence of the invention of the printing press, the telegraph, and the radio. Dartnell concentrates on Web activists who use the Net as a media tool, distinguishing this use from information terrorism, which threatens or harasses through 'hacking' or electronic sabotage. Using the examples of the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA), which opposed the Taliban, the Peruvian Movimento Revolucionario Tupac Amaru (MRTA) and its campaign against the Fujimori government, and the Irish Republican Socialist Movement (IRSM), Dartnell evaluates the political implications and general character of Web activism among non-state actors. Insurgency Online shows that online activism is a ripe, new territory for non-governmental actors to raise awareness and develop support around the world.

Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802087478
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 420 g
Dimensions: 236 x 157 x 19 mm

You may also be interested in...

Another Day of Life
Added to basket
The Pankhursts
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Talking to Terrorists
Added to basket
Rebel Footprints
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Ten Days That Shook the World
Added to basket
Reflections on the Revolution in France
Added to basket
The Gunpowder Plot
Added to basket
Them: Adventures with Extremists
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Fifty Dead Men Walking
Added to basket
This Changes Everything
Added to basket
The Headscarf Revolutionaries
Added to basket
The French Revolution
Added to basket
The Messenger
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Assassination of the Archduke
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.