Essays about: "digital authoritarianism"

Found 5 essays containing the words digital authoritarianism.

  1. 1. THE CONTRADICTORY ROLE OF THE INTERNET IN AUTOCRACIES Exploring differences between reactive and proactive online repression

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Ella Turta; [2021-07-20]
    Keywords : online repression; mass mobilization; asymmetrical control; internet policy; digital authoritarianism;

    Abstract : Ever since the early days of the Internet the “freedom of the Internet” has been a subject for debate. Is it characterized by an anti-authoritarian ideology that fosters public dissent and challenges the authoritarian rule? Or are autocrats using modern technology for their own illiberal purposes? Recent research argues that viewing modern communication technology as inherently liberative or repressive undermines the fact that the Internet functions in a constantly evolving political context. READ MORE

  2. 2. Promoting digital authoritarianism : A study of China’s Digital Silk Road

    University essay from Högskolan Dalarna/Institutionen för kultur och samhälle

    Author : Andrea Wahlberg Scott; [2021]
    Keywords : Digital authoritarianism; Autocracy promotion; Digital Silk Road; Belt and Road Initiative; China; Human rights;

    Abstract : China’s influence is increasing steadily in all corners of the world. One of China’s foreign policy goals is to become a technological superpower by 2025. An important part of that goal is the Digital Silk Road (DSR), a sub-project to China’s massive infrastructure project, the Belt and Road Initiative. READ MORE

  3. 3. Technological Salvation or Orwellian Panopticon? : A Case Study on Social Labelling, Governance, and Social Control in China´s Social Credit System

    University essay from Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för samhällsstudier (SS)

    Author : Fredrik Ragnell; [2020]
    Keywords : Social Labelling; China; Social Credit System; Governance; Social Control;

    Abstract : The international governance discourse has seen radical changes in both trends and understandings in recent years, from the global dominance of liberal democracy after the Cold War, to the current movement towards authoritarianism. The modern autocracy has progressed its reach by the use of new applications in technology, which has resulted in a digital authoritarianism, also known as E-governance. READ MORE

  4. 4. Dynamic Development? ? Leapfrogging Critical Stages of Democracy with Information and Communication Technologies in Azerbaijan

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Paola Lundén; Tanja Korhonen; [2006]
    Keywords : Azerbaijan; the Internet; development of democracy; leapfrogging; digital divide; Political and administrative sciences; Statsvetenskap; förvaltningskunskap; Law and Political Science;

    Abstract : Based on a minor field study in Azerbaijan, this thesis aims to explain the relation between advancement of information and communication technologies (ICT) and development of democracy in Azerbaijan. Interviews have been conducted with representatives from the governmental and non-governmental sector in Baku. READ MORE

  5. 5. Dynamic Development? - Leapfrogging Critical Stages of Democracy with Information and Communication Technologies in Azerbaijan

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Tanja Korhonen; Paola Lundén; [2006]
    Keywords : Azerbaijan; the Internet; development of democracy; leapfrogging; digital divide; Political and administrative sciences; Statsvetenskap; förvaltningskunskap; Law and Political Science;

    Abstract : Based on a minor field study in Azerbaijan, this thesis aims to explain the relation between advancement of information and communication technologies (ICT) and development of democracy in Azerbaijan. Interviews have been conducted with representatives from the governmental and non-governmental sector in Baku. READ MORE