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Disruptive power : the crisis of the state in the digital age, Taylor Owen

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Disruptive power : the crisis of the state in the digital age
Title
Disruptive power
Title remainder
the crisis of the state in the digital age
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Taylor Owen
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Anonymous. WikiLeaks. The Syrian Electronic Army. Edward Snowden. Bitcoin. The Arab Spring. Digital communication technologies have thrust the calculus of global political power into a period of unprecedented complexity. In every aspect of international affairs, digitally enabled actors are changing the way the world works and disrupting the institutions that once held a monopoly on power. No area is immune: humanitarianism, war, diplomacy, finance, activism, or journalism. In each, the government departments, international organizations and corporations who for a century were in charge, are being challenged by a new breed of international actor. Online, networked and decentralized, these new actors are innovating, for both good and ill, in the austere world of foreign policy. They are representative of a wide range of 21st century global actors and a new form of 21st century power: disruptive power. In Disruptive Power, Taylor Owen provides a sweeping look at the way that digital technologies are shaking up the workings of the institutions that have traditionally controlled international affairs. The nation state system and the subsequent multinational system were founded on and have long functioned through a concentration of power in the state. Owen looks at the tools that a wide range of new actors are using to increasingly control international affairs, and how their rise changes the way we understand and act in the world. He considers the bar for success in international digital action and the negative consequences of a radically decentralized international system. What new institutions will be needed to moderate the new power structures and ensure accountability? And how can governments and corporations act to promote positive behavior in a world of disruptive innovation? Owen takes on these questions and more in this probing and sober look at the frontier of international affairs, in a world enabled by information technology and increasingly led by disruptive innovators. With cutting edge analysis of the fast-changing relationship between the declining state and increasingly powerful non-state actors, Disruptive Power is the essential road map for navigating a networked world"--
  • "In this book, Owen will provide a sweeping look at the way that digital technologies are disrupting the workings of the institutions that have traditionally controlled international affairs: humanitarianism, diplomacy, war, journalism, activism, and trade. The traditional nation state system and the subsequent multinational system were founded on and have long functioned through a concentration of power - through the military, currency controls, foreign policy, the rule of law, etc. In his book Owen argues that in every aspect of international affairs, the digitally enabled are changing the way the world works and disrupting the institutions that once held a monopoly on power. Following an introduction and digest of what constitutes the traditional state, each chapter of Owen's book will look at a different aspect of international affairs, profiling the disruptive innovators and demonstrating how they are challenging existing power structures for good and ill. He'll consider what constitutes successful online international action, what sorts of technologies are being used as well as what these technologies might look like a decade from now, and what new institutions will be needed to moderate the new power structures and ensure accountability. In sum, Owen aims to provide a road map for navigating a networked world"--
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Owen, Taylor
Dewey number
327
Index
no index present
Language note
Text in English
LC call number
JZ1254
LC item number
.O84 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Oxford studies in digital politics
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  • Technology and international relations
  • Internet and international relations
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electronics / Digital
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Media & Communications Industries
  • Internet and international relations
  • Technology and international relations
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Disruptive power : the crisis of the state in the digital age, Taylor Owen
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Source of cataloging data: WCP
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Losing Control -- 2. Disruptive Power -- 3. Spaces of Dissent -- 4. New Money -- 5. Being There -- 6. Saving the Saviors -- 7. Diplomacy Unbound -- 8. The Violence of Algorithms -- 9. The Crisis of the State
Control code
ocn892895181
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 248 pages
Isbn
9780199363865
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014034687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199363865
  • (OCoLC)892895181
Label
Disruptive power : the crisis of the state in the digital age, Taylor Owen
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Losing Control -- 2. Disruptive Power -- 3. Spaces of Dissent -- 4. New Money -- 5. Being There -- 6. Saving the Saviors -- 7. Diplomacy Unbound -- 8. The Violence of Algorithms -- 9. The Crisis of the State
Control code
ocn892895181
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 248 pages
Isbn
9780199363865
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014034687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199363865
  • (OCoLC)892895181

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