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Access Contested: Security, Identity, and Resistance in Asian Cyberspace

Ronald Deibert, John Palfrey, Rafal Rohozinski, and Jonathan Zittrain

Abstract

A daily battle for rights and freedoms in cyberspace is being waged in Asia. At the epicenter of this contest is China—home to the world’s largest Internet population and what is perhaps the world’s most advanced Internet censorship and surveillance regime in cyberspace. Resistance to China’s Internet controls comes from both grassroots activists and corporate giants such as Google. Meanwhile, similar struggles play out across the rest of the region, from India and Singapore to Thailand and Burma, although each national dynamic is unique. This book is the third volume from the OpenNet Initiati ... More

Keywords: China, Internet censorship, Internet surveillance, Google, India, Singapore, Thailand, Burma, OpenNet Initiative, national security

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780262016780
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262016780.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ronald Deibert, editor

John Palfrey, editor

Rafal Rohozinski, editor

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Part I Access Contested: Theory and Analysis

1 Access Contested

Ronald Deibert, John Palfrey, Rafal Rohozinski, and Jonathan Zittrain

2 Contesting Cyberspace and the Coming Crisis of Authority

Ronald Deibert, and Rafal Rohozinski

4 Sexing the Internet

Heike Jensen, Jac sm Kee, Gayathry Venkiteswaran, and Sonia Randhawa

6 Competing Values Regarding Internet Use in “Free” Philippine Social Institutions

Erwin A. Alampay, Joselito C. Olpoc, and Regina M. Hechanova

7 Interconnected Contests

Hal Roberts, Ethan Zuckerman, and John Palfrey

8 Control and Resistance

Nart Villeneuve, and Masashi Crete-Nishihata

Part II Country Profiles and Regional Overview

Introduction to the Country Profiles

Ronald Deibert, John Palfrey, Rafal Rohozinski, and Jonathan Zittrain

Asia Overview

Ronald Deibert, John Palfrey, Rafal Rohozinski, and Jonathan Zittrain

Bangladesh

Ronald Deibert, John Palfrey, Rafal Rohozinski, and Jonathan Zittrain

Burma

Ronald Deibert, John Palfrey, Rafal Rohozinski, and Jonathan Zittrain

China

Ronald Deibert, John Palfrey, Rafal Rohozinski, and Jonathan Zittrain

India

Ronald Deibert, John Palfrey, Rafal Rohozinski, and Jonathan Zittrain

Indonesia

Ronald Deibert, John Palfrey, Rafal Rohozinski, and Jonathan Zittrain

Malaysia

Ronald Deibert, John Palfrey, Rafal Rohozinski, and Jonathan Zittrain

Pakistan

Ronald Deibert, John Palfrey, Rafal Rohozinski, and Jonathan Zittrain

South Korea

Ronald Deibert, John Palfrey, Rafal Rohozinski, and Jonathan Zittrain

Thailand

Ronald Deibert, John Palfrey, Rafal Rohozinski, and Jonathan Zittrain

Vietnam

Ronald Deibert, John Palfrey, Rafal Rohozinski, and Jonathan Zittrain