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Information Politics, Protests, and Human Rights in the Digital Age

Edited by: Mahmood Monshipouri

ISBN13: 9781107140769
Published: June 2016
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £69.99
Paperback edition , ISBN13 9781316506141

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We live in a highly complex and evolving world that requires a fuller and deeper understanding of how modern technological tools, ideas, practices, and institutions interact and, how different societies adjust themselves to emerging realities of the digital age.

This book conveys such issues with a fresh perspective and in a systematic and coherent way. While many studies have explained in depth the change in the aftermath of the unrests and uprisings throughout the world, they rarely mentioned the need for constructing new human rights norms and standards.

This edited collection provides a balanced conceptual framework to demonstrate not only the power of autonomous communication networks but also their limits and the increasing setbacks they encounter in different contexts.

Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Foreword: reflections on protests and human rights in the digital world David P. Forsythe
1. Introduction: protests and human rights in context Mahmood Monshipouri

Part I. Framing the Digital Impact: Information Society, Activism, and Human Rights:
2. Social movements in the digital age Jack Barry
3. What does human rights look like? The visual culture of aid, advocacy, and activism Joel R. Pruce
4. Activism, the internet, and the struggle for human rights: youth movements in Tunisia and Egypt Mahmood Monshipouri, Jonathon Whooley and Dina A. Ibrahim

Part II. Digital Dissidence and Grassroots Politics:
5. Grassroots sanctions: a new tool for domestic and transnational resistance for Palestine Shane Wesbrock, Mahmood Monshipouri and Jess Ghannam
6. Social media, Kyiv's Euromaidan, and demands for sovereignty in Eastern Ukraine Bryon J. Moraski
7. Networks of protests in Latin America Juanita Darling

Part III. Network Politics and Social Change:
8. Iran's Green movement, social media and the exposure of human rights violations Elham Gheytanchi
9. Social media and the politics of protest and control: Turkey during and after the Gezi Park protests Ihsan Dagi
10. Social media and transformation of Indian politics in the 2014 elections Sanjoy Banerjee
11. Promises to keep: the basic law, the 'umbrella movement' and democratic reform in Hong Kong Michael Davis
12. The quest for human rights in the digital age: how it has changed and the struggle ahead Mahmood Monshipouri and Shadi Mokhtari.