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Title Digital democracy : policy and politics in the wired world / edited by Cynthia J. Alexander and Leslie A. Pal
Published Toronto ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998


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Description xv, 237 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents Preface: Digital Democracy or Politics on a Microchip / Edwin R. Black -- 1. Introduction: New Currents in Politics and Policy / Cynthia J. Alexander and Leslie A. Pal -- 2. Altered Worlds: Social Forces in the Hypermedia Environment / Ronald J. Deibert -- 3. National Security Issues in a Wired World / Catherine M. Alexander -- 4. Technologies of Abstraction: Cyberdemocracy and the Changing Communications Landscape / Michael R. Ogden -- 5. Women on the Net: Implications of Informal International Networking Surrounding the Fourth World Conference on Women / Dineh M. Davis -- 6. A Thousand Points of Darkness: Electronic Mobilization and the Case of the Communications Decency Act / Leslie A. Pal -- 7. Teledemocracy: Canadian Political Parties Listening To Their Constituents / Bill Cross -- 8. Taming the 'Electronic Wild West': Can Information Be Property? / Julie Thorburn -- 9. Sex on the Net: Regulation and Control of Pornography in the New Wired World / Michael D. Mehta
10. Privacy-Enhancing Technologies: Transforming the Debate over Identity / Ann Cavoukian -- 11. The Cutting Edge? Gender, Legal, and Ethical Implications of High-Tech Health Care / Cynthia J. Alexander and Sue P. Stafford -- 12. Information Technology for Indigenous Peoples: The North American Experience / James H. May
Summary "In Digital Democracy: Policy and Politics in the Wired World, editors Cynthia J. Alexander and Leslie A. Pal present 12 important essays by Canadian and American scholars on the impact of cyberspace on politics and the implications this impact has for our future as private citizens. Also included is an important Preface by Edwin R. Black, who 15 years ago, in his presidential address to the Canadian Political Science Association, voiced a firm warning about the influence of new communications technologies on the body politic."--BOOK JACKET
Analysis Democracy
Global information infrastructure (GII)
Health care
Information and communications technology
Information superhighway
National information infrastructure (NII)
National security
Online democracy
Overseas item
Policy process
Policy sciences
Political participation
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Communication in politics.
Communication -- Political aspects.
Information technology -- Political aspects.
Policy sciences.
Information society -- Political aspects.
Political science.
Author Alexander, Cynthia Jacqueline, 1960-
Pal, Leslie Alexander, 1954-
LC no. 99177943
ISBN 0195413598