The Governance of Cyberspace: Politics, Technology and Global Restructuring


Issues of surveillance, control and privacy in relation to the internet are coming to the fore as a result of state concern with security, crime and economic advantage. Through an exploration of emerging debates regarding the possible desirability, form and agencies responsible for the regulation of the internet and an analysis of issues of surveillance, control, rights and privacy, The Governance of Cyberspace develops contemporary theories and considers issues of access, equity and economic advancement. Steering a course between those proclaiming cyberspace a liberating technology and the alternative prophesies of those opposed to technological change, it encourages a more informed discussion about the nature of the changes which the new information and communications technologies are heralding in.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Brian D. Loader
  • David Lyon
  • Roger Burrows
  • Gwyneth Jones
  • Simon Baddeley
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • London
Publication year:
  • 1997