Law, Governance and Technology Series

Resistance, Liberation Technology and Human Rights in the Digital Age

Authors: Ziccardi, Giovanni

  • Deals with digital resistance activities all over the world
  • First book to describe political and human rights issues in Egypt, Tunisia, Cuba and Yemen
  • A critical analysis of the WikiLeaks case
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About this book

This book explains strategies, techniques, legal issues and the relationships between digital resistance activities, information warfare actions, liberation technology and human rights. It studies the concept of authority in the digital era and focuses in particular on the actions of so-called digital dissidents. Moving from the difference between hacking and computer crimes, the book explains concepts of hacktivism, the information war between states, a new form of politics (such as open data movements, radical transparency, crowd sourcing and “Twitter Revolutions”), and the hacking of political systems and of state technologies. The book focuses on the protection of human rights in countries with oppressive regimes.

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From the reviews:

“Human rights seem to be in the news continuously. This book combines that topic with digital technology and thoughts on the Arab Spring (resistance and some form of liberation). … The references are very up to date. If such are of interest to you, or if you are a student of international law, this may be a title to read.” (David Bellin, ACM Computing Reviews, January, 2013)


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Opening Remarks: Hacking and Digital Dissidence

    Ziccardi, Giovanni

    Pages 1-25

  • Digital Resistance, Digital Liberties and Digital Transparency

    Ziccardi, Giovanni

    Pages 27-71

  • Hacking and Digital Dissidence Activities

    Ziccardi, Giovanni

    Pages 73-123

  • Digital Resistance, Digital Liberties and Human Rights

    Ziccardi, Giovanni

    Pages 125-160

  • The Use of Liberation Technology

    Ziccardi, Giovanni

    Pages 161-185

Buy this book

eBook $159.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-5276-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-5275-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-9725-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Resistance, Liberation Technology and Human Rights in the Digital Age
Authors
Series Title
Law, Governance and Technology Series
Series Volume
7
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Netherlands
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5276-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5276-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-5275-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9725-3
Series ISSN
2352-1902
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 328
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