Tag Archives: democracy

Internet and nationalism in authoritarian states

Optimistic discussions about the internet’s potential to facilitate communication across borders and by extension cross-border understanding, which ultimately would lead to world peace have been a common feature of what has been criticised as “internet-centrism”. This technological determinism has largely focused on what the internet has made possible rather than on how it is actually used (Curran 2012a, pp. 8-12). … Continue reading

Uncategorized Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 0

Bypassing Western Democracy – ICT and Governance in China

Graphic representations of political systems often remind me of engines or sick people – a shape in the middle, tubes emerging from the front and the back. The tubes are called input, output and feedback. The shape in the middle is the government. David Easton aptly refers to it as the “black box”. It does not matter if a country … Continue reading

Uncategorized Tagged , , , , | 1