Contesting Cyberspace in China: Online Expression and Authoritarian Resilience

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.
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Euroscepticism, Democracy and the Media: Communicating Europe, Contesting Europe

Euroscepticism, Democracy and the Media: Communicating Europe, Contesting Europe By Manuela Caiani, Simona Guerra
English | PDF | 2017 | 303 Pages | ISBN : 1137596422 | 3.40 MB
This volume focuses on the relationship between the media and European democracy, as important factors of EU legitimacy. The contributors show how the media play a crucial role in making European governance accountable, and how it can act as an intermediate link between citizens and their elected and unelected representatives.
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