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Coding Democracy

Author: Maureen Webb and Cory Doctorow  

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Hackers as vital disruptors, inspiring a new wave of activism in which ordinary citizens take back democracy.

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Hackers as vital disruptors, inspiring a new wave of activism in which ordinary citizens take back democracy.

Hackers as vital disruptors, inspiring a new wave of activism in which ordinary citizens take back democracy.

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Description

Hackers have a bad reputation, as shady deployers of bots and destroyers of infrastructure. In Coding Democracy , Maureen Webb offers another view. Hackers, she argues, can be vital disruptors. Hacking is becoming a practice, an ethos, and a metaphor for a new wave of activism in which ordinary citizens are inventing new forms of distributed, decentralized democracy for a digital era. Confronted with concentrations of power, mass surveillance, and authoritarianism enabled by new technology, the hacking movement is trying to "build out" democracy into cyberspace.

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About the Author

Maureen Webb is a labor lawyer and human rights activist. She is the author of Illusions of Security- Global Surveillance and Democracy in the Post-9/11 World and has taught national security law as an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia.

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Product Details

Publisher
Mit Press Ltd | MIT Press
Published
27th July 2021
Pages
416
ISBN
9780262542289
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