Cyberimperialism?: Global Relations in the New Electronic Frontier

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Bosah Louis Ebo
Greenwood Publishing Group, 2001 - Business & Economics - 260 pages
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This collection of essays addresses whether all nations will actively participate in building the information superhighway or whether the Internet will reflect global technological inequalities. The writings are grouped in four major sections, which examine theoretical issues on cyberglobalization, politics in the electronic global village, global economic issues in cyberspace, and national identities and grassroots movements in cyberspace. Contributing scholars represent a wide spectrum of disciplines from political science, economics, and communications to sociology, anthropology, and philosophy. A number of methodological and theoretical perspectives direct the writings. Collectively, the essays point toward an emerging technology that exhibits innate qualities characteristic of the classic notion of cultural imperialism.

This edited collection, with its timely approach to the implications of the Internet for global relations, will appeal to communication, sociology, and political science scholars. The interdisciplinary approach will also attract students and educators from such fields as anthropology, philosophy and economics. To aid in further research, select bibliographies follow each essay.


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The Three Faces of Cyberimperialism
From Imperialism to Glocalization A Theoretical Framework for the Information Age
The Internet and the Problem of Legitimacy A Tocquevillian Perspective
Cybercolonialism Speeding Along the Superhighway or Stalling on a Beaten Track?
The Empire Strikes Back Again The Cultural Politics of the Internet
Creating New Relations The Internet in Central and Eastern Europe
A Peoples Electronic Democracy and an Establishment System of Government The United Kingdom
The Information Revolution Transnational Relations and Sustainable Development in the Global South
Global Information Infrastructure in the Eastern and Southeastern Asian Countries Emerging Regulatory Implications and Models
Cultural Identity and Cyberimperialism Computer Mediated Explorations of Ethnicity Nation and Citizenship
Between Grassroots and Netizens Empowering Nongovernmental Organizations
Implications of the Information Revolution for Africa Cyberimperialism Cyberhype or Cyberhope?
Negotiating National Identity and Social Movement in Cyberspace Natives and Invaders on the PanamaL Listserv
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Prospects of Small Countries in the Age of the Internet Vasja Vehovar
Counterhegemonic Media Can Cyberspace Resist Corporate Colonization?

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BOSAH EBO is Professor in the Department of Communication at Rider University where he teaches International Communication, Communication Ethics, and Media and Popular Culture. He is the author of Cyberghetto or Cybertopia: Race, Class, and Gender on the Internet (Praeger 1998).

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