US Power and the Internet in International Relations: The Irony of the Information Age

Madeline Carr

Research output: Book/ReportBook

45 Citations (SciVal)

Abstract

Despite the pervasiveness of the Internet and its importance to a wide range of state functions, we still have little understanding of the implications of this technology for power in the context of International Relations. Existing International Relations theories of power, developed in the context of industrial technology, have struggled to incorporate the complexities of the Internet. This book combines the Philosophy of Technology with theories about power from International Relations in order to build a conceptual framework for the study of state power in the information age. It utilises this framework for the study of how conceptions of US power have shaped and influenced three aspects of Internet technology; cyber security; Internet governance and network neutrality. In doing so, this study contributes some forward momentum to the stalled debates in International Relations about whether the Internet enhances state power more than it undermines it.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages240
ISBN (Print)978-1137550231, 1137550236
Publication statusPublished - 01 Feb 2016

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'US Power and the Internet in International Relations: The Irony of the Information Age'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this