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Public Administration and Information Technology

The Future Internet

Alternative Visions

Editors: Winter, Jenifer, Ono, Ryota (Eds.)

  • Analyzes the Internet from an alternative futures perspective, enabling readers to anticipate changes in the internet and issues surrounding internet policy decisions
  • Clearly explains internet technologies that enables understanding of their significance and potential without being overly technical or too simplistic
  • Compiles research from several of the most influential policy makers in the ICT field
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Readers seeking to gain a handle on the internet's global expansion will find this book rich in scholarly foundations combined with cutting-edge discussion of emerging ICTs and services and the complex societal contexts in which they are embedded. To explore possibilities to the fullest extent, a sociotechnical systems approach is employed, focusing on the interplay of technical, social, cultural, political, and economic dynamics to explore alternative futures (ones that are not part of the dominant discourse about the internet).

These shared perspectives are not well addressed elsewhere in current discussions. Awareness of these dynamics, and the fluidity of the future, is important, as humankind moves forward into the uncertain future. Due to the sociotechnical complexity of the Internet, policymakers, businesspeople, and academics worldwide have struggled to keep abreast of developments. This volume's approach is intended to stimulate dialogue between academics and practitioners on a topic that will affect most aspects of human life in the near-term future.

About the authors

Dr. Jenifer Sunrise Winter is an Associate Professor in the School of Communications at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Her research focuses on communication policies in the context of so-called network societies, in particular privacy and network surveillance. She has twice been a fellow of the National Science Foundation’s Team for Research in Ubiquitous Secure Technology (TRUST) Women’s Institute in Summer Enrichment. She received the interdisciplinary PhD in Communication and Information Sciences and the MLIS from the Department of Information and Computer Science at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and she received the AB from Occidental College.

Dr. Ryota Ono is an Associate Professor in the Department of Business Administration at Aichi University, Japan. He managed a variety of development projects in developing countries as a staff member of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for nine years. His research focuses on telecommunication policy and planning in developing countries, information and communication convergence, futures planning, and images of the future. He taught and conducted research at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa and at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He was a visiting fellow at Queensland University of Technology, Australia. He received an interdisciplinary PhD in Communication and Information Sciences from the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa and an MS in Telecommunication from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He received his BS from the University of Electro Communications in Japan. Among his publications are Electronic Communication Convergence: Policy Challenges in Asia (2000), Knowing and Challenging Yourself (2005), and Tips to Change the Future (2010).

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction to the Future Internet: Alternative Visions

    Winter, Jenifer (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

  • Coercive Cyberspaces and Governing Internet Futures

    Troumbley, Rex

    Pages 17-40

  • Futures of Participation and Civic Engagement within Virtual Environments

    Guilló, Mario

    Pages 41-57

  • Power and the Futures of the Internet

    Inayatullah, Sohail (et al.)

    Pages 59-73

  • The Future of the Internet as a Rhizomatic Revolution toward a Digital Meanings Society

    Heinonen, Sirkka

    Pages 75-91

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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-22993-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Future Internet
Book Subtitle
Alternative Visions
Editors
  • Jenifer Winter
  • Ryota Ono
Series Title
Public Administration and Information Technology
Series Volume
17
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-22994-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-22994-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-22993-5
Series ISSN
2512-1812
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 232
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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