Reference texts

Journals, manuals, primers…

Journal of Democracy • “Analyzing democratic regimes and movements around the world.” Often covers technology. By National Endowment for Democracy. @JoDemocracy

Information Technologies & International Development • Journal which “focuses on the intersection of information and communication technologies (ICTs) with the “other four billion” – the share of the world population whose countries are not yet widely connected to the Internet nor widely considered in the design of new information technologies.”

Oxford Studies in Digital Politics • Book series on “the information and communication environments which shape — and are shaped by — politics and policy-making.”

Deep Packet Inspection • A collection of essays on DPI from industry experts. By the office of the privacy commissioner of Canada.

Freedom on the Net • “Examines internet freedom in 37 countries around the globe.” By Freedom House.

Cyber-security: The vexed question of global rules • Published: January 30, 2012. By the Security & Defence Agenda, “a neutral platform for discussing defence and security policies”.

The Open Data Handbook • “Discusses the legal, social and technical aspects of open data,” aimed at those working with government data. A project by the Open Knowledge Foundation.

Internet rights are human rights • “A series of training modules concerned with the relationship between human rights, ICTs and the internet” commissioned by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC).

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Notes on the global politics of digital networks — how the rise of the Internet affects the distribution of power between citizens, corporations and states. By Stefan Geens in Stockholm.