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Liberation Technology The revolutions sweeping the Middle East provide dramatic evidence of the role that technology plays in mobilizing citizen protest and upending seemingly invulnerable authoritarian regimes A grainy cell phone video of a Tunisian street vendor’s self immolation helped spark the massive protests that toppled longtime ruler Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and Egypt’s Facebook revolution forced the ruling regime out of power and into exile While such liberation technology has been instrumental in freeing Egypt and Tunisia other cases—such as China and Iran—demonstrate that it can be deployed just as effectively by authoritarian regimes seeking to control the Internet stifle protest and target dissenters This two sided dynamic has set off an intense technological race between netizens demanding freedom and authoritarians determined to retain their grip on power Liberation Technology brings together cutting edge scholarship from scholars and practitioners at the forefront of this burgeoning field of study An introductory section defines the debate with a foundational piece on liberation technology and is then followed by essays discussing the popular dichotomy of liberation versus control with regard to the Internet and the sociopolitical dimensions of such controls Additional chapters delve into the cases of individual countries China Egypt Iran and TunisiaThis book also includes in depth analysis of specific technologies such as Ushahidi—a platform developed to document human rights abuses in the wake of Kenya’s 2007 elections—and alkasir—a tool that has been used widely throughout the Middle East to circumvent cyber censorship Liberation Technology will prove an essential resource for all students seeking to understand the intersection of information and communications technology and the global struggle for democracyContributors Walid Al Saaf Daniel Calingaert Ronald Deibert Larry Diamond Elham Gheytanchi Philip N Howard Muzammil M Hussain Rebecca MacKinnon Patrick Meier Evgeny Morozov Xiao iang Rafal Rohozinski Mehdi Yahyanejad

  • Kindle Edition
  • 208 pages
  • Liberation Technology
  • Larry Diamond
  • English
  • 21 May 2016

About the Author: Larry Diamond

Larry Jay Diamond born October 2 1951 is a political sociologist and leading contemporary scholar in the field of democracy studies He is a professor of Sociology and Political Science by courtesy at Stanford University and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution a conservative policy think tank At Stanford he teaches courses on democratic development and supervises the democracy program

2 thoughts on “Liberation Technology

  1. Depaul University Libraries Depaul University Libraries says:

    In the past few years there has been a surge in political and social movements around the globe fueled in part by the proliferation of Information and Communications Technologies Decades long dictatorships have been overthrown and censorship policies challenged as and people demand greater rights and liberties Social Media has served as an invaluable tool in many of these movements providing a simple and inexpensive means to communicate organize and exchange ideas However these technologies are also being used by authoritarian regimes to control the Internet and prevent protests from developing In the recently published Liberation Technology Social Media and the Struggle for Democracy Larry Diamond and Marx Plattner present a collection of thought provoking essays on social media and their complicated role in contemporary political and social movements Liberation Technology is available at the John T Richardson Library Call Number 3034833 L6954 Geoff P

  2. José Porto José Porto says:

    I really liked this book I think describe very well the reality and the power not just the social networks but the internet in all of its dimensionsWhen the author describe what happened in some countries and what is happening in others; what the people got because of the social networks usage and what the internet makes in favor of the freedom of the people or even what is doing against them because of the manipulation of it from the autocratic governments Let me see and perceive an idea of what will be the participative democracy in a very close futureLet me think how we could use the internet for the most pure and laudable purposes in purees democracies or how will be use for the bad from autocratic or demagogic governments against the peopleAnyway the author is a pioneer in this new matter that we should start to think about in a careful manner and very soon freuently because in the internet will be the future of all democracies

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