Authoritarian countries such as China and Saudi Arabia are employing both technological and institutional means to control use of the Internet while also encouraging its growth. In doing so, they stand as counterevidence to much of the optimistic thinking about the Internet's effect on democratization. …
Weaving the Authoritarian Web
Taylor C. Boas is a doctoral candidate in political science at the University of California, Berkeley, and coauthor, with Shanthi Kalathil, of Open Networks, Closed Regimes: The Impact of the Internet on Authoritarian Rule (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2003).
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Taylor C. Boas; Weaving the Authoritarian Web. Current History 1 December 2004; 103 (677): 438–443. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2004.103.677.438
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