[Air-L] Chinese (or other non-Western) objections to Internet Freedom...
rforno at infowarrior.org
Sat Aug 3 11:05:34 PDT 2013
Hi Madeline -
Off the top of my head....
Milton Mueller's "Networks and States: The Global Politics of Internet Governance" (2010, MIT Press) might have some useful nuggets in it. I've only skimmed it (it was on my summer reading list, but due to other work stuff, "summer reading" has turned into "winter reading" *sigh*)
Jack Goldsmith & Tim Wu "Who Controls The Internet" (2006, OUP) also might be helpful too. As I recall there was at least a chapter just on China.
Hope that helps some.
Richard F. Forno, Ph.D.
Director, Graduate Cybersecurity Program
A/Director, UMBC Center for Cybersecurity
On Aug 3, 2013, at 8:49 AM, Madeline Carr <madeline.carr at aber.ac.uk> wrote:
> Hi Bill,
> Thanks so much for that - I have seen your excellent UNESCO report but
> wasn't aware of the Working Paper.
> And I agree with your comment on the possible disjuncture between state and
> civil society approaches, of course. Perhaps I should have clarified - this
> module is an International Politics course so as part of it, I'm asking the
> students to critically analyse state policies and the underlying arguments
> that shape them. That's easy for the US/EU because there is so much
> material available but I have a lot of difficulty sourcing a
> straightforward framing of alternative views - in English. By presenting
> them with a 'Western' interpretation that critiques those alternative
> approaches, I fear they are relieved of the intellectual burden of thinking
> it through for themselves. It's just a pedagocial preference of mine to
> problematise these issues.
> If anyone else is teaching Internet Freedom in an International Relations
> context (Bill, I think you mentioned to me that you had in the past?) I'd
> be very open to input or suggestions. I really need to nail this before
> holidays so I can concentrate on Italy!
> Dr. Madeline Carr
> Lecturer in International Politics and the Cyber Dimension
> Department of International Politics
> Aberystwyth University
> Penglais, Aberystwyth
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> madelinemcarr at gmail.com
> On 3 August 2013 13:00, William Dutton <william.dutton at oii.ox.ac.uk> wrote:
>> I would not assume Internet freedom is not valued by Internet users in
>> China. Be careful not to take national policy as indicative of the values
>> and attitudes of users. Some of our findings suggest that people in North
>> America, for example, might be more complacent about freedom of expression
>> online than users in the emerging nations of the new Internet world.
>> Our report on freedom of expression for UNESCO looked at a range or
>> ecology of policies that are shaping freedom of expression and connection
>> worldwide, from liability to industrial policy, etc: see: William H.
>> Dutton, Anna Dopatka, Michael Hills, Ginette Law, and Victoria Nash (2011),
>> Freedom of Connection – Freedom of Expression: The Changing Legal and
>> Regulatory Ecology Shaping the Internet. Paris: UNESCO, Division for
>> Freedom of Expression, Democracy and Peace. Reprinted in 2013; Trans. In
>> French and Arabic.
>> Good luck with your course,
>> On 3 Aug 2013, at 11:49, Madeline Carr wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> It seems we're all working to get our syllabi together for next semester
>>> and the hunt for quality sources begins. I'm writing a new module on
>>> Internet Freedom and I would like to provide the students with a balanced
>>> account of objections raised by some states like China. There is plenty
>>> available from a Western perspective that critiques Chinese approaches
>>> I want something that challenges the students to consider alternative
>>> perspectives. This might include the argument about cultural imperialism,
>>> language preservation, social cohesion etc... Could anyone point me to a
>>> good article or chapter that looks at non-Western objections to Internet
>>> Freedom in a balanced way?
>>> Dr. Madeline Carr
>>> Lecturer in International Politics and the Cyber Dimension
>>> Department of International Politics
>>> Aberystwyth University
>>> Penglais, Aberystwyth
>>> SY23 3FE Wales
>>> +44 01970 621955
>>> mob: 0752 867 2088
>>> madelinemcarr at gmail.com
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