Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Access ContestedSecurity, Identity, and Resistance in Asian Cyberspace$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

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

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780262016780

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262016780.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM MIT PRESS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.mitpress.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright The MIT Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in MITSO for personal use.date: 24 September 2021

Contesting Cyberspace and the Coming Crisis of Authority

Contesting Cyberspace and the Coming Crisis of Authority

(p.21) 2 Contesting Cyberspace and the Coming Crisis of Authority
Access Contested

Ronald Deibert

Rafal Rohozinski

The MIT Press

This chapter focuses on the competition for power and control of the factors defining cyberspace contestation. Driving forces of cyberspace contests including the evolution of the cyberspace ecosystem, demographic shift, cyber crime, and the political economy of cyber security. The expansion of cyberspace throughout society’s every aspect is discussed, as is the increase in the use of mobile access devices. The chapter discusses measures undertaken by authoritarian states to counter anti-regime mobilization, for which cyberspace is a major factor. It highlights the issue of authority crisis in cyberspace caused by contestation and lays out issues—including political jurisdictions regarding cyberspace, responsibilities of people who control the cyberspace, and appropriate behavior for the cyberspace—which need to be discussed comprehensively to avoid the authority crisis issue.

Keywords:   cyberspace contestation, cyberspace ecosystem, demographic shift, cyber crime, cyber security, political jurisdictions

MIT Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.