Contesting Cyberspace in China: Online Expression and Authoritarian Resilience by Rongbin Han
English | March 29th, 2018 | ASIN: B077XMW1V7, ISBN: 0231184751, 0231184743 | 338 Pages | EPUB | 3.39 MB
The Internet was supposed to be an antidote to authoritarianism. It can enable citizens to express themselves freely and organize outside state control. Yet while online activity has helped challenge authoritarian rule in some cases, other regimes have endured: no movement comparable to the Arab Spring has arisen in China. In Contesting Cyberspace in China, Rongbin Han offers a powerful counterintuitive explanation for the survival of the world’s largest authoritarian regime in the digital age.