Politics 80X: Politics of the Internet



The principal bibliography for this course is its Table of Links.

The following selective bibliography identifies additional books and articles which you may find useful. For a further extensive listing, see the Bibliography in Brian D. Loader, ed., The Governance of Cyberspace, pp. 231-245. Additional bibliography is in the syllabus and resource guide prepared by Gary Chapman [21st Century Project, LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas] for his graduate seminar Public Policy and the Internet.

Articles and Books

Builder, C.H. 1993. Is it a transition or a revolution? Futures. March 1993:155-168.

Builder, C.H. & Bankes, S. 1992. Seizing the moment: harnessing the information technologies. The information society. 8(4):1-49. [SEE Information Society.]

Diffie, Whitfield and Susan Landau. Privacy on the Line: The Politics of Wiretapping and Encryption. (Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 1998)

Drahos, P. 1995. Information feudalism in the information society. The information society. 11: 209-222. [SEE Information Society.]

Kahin, Brian and James H. Keller [eds]. Coordinating the Internet (Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 1997). A publication of the Harvard Information Infrastructure Project.

Kahin, Brian and Charles Nesson [eds]. Borders in Cyberspace: Information Policy and the Global Information Infrastructure (Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 1997). A publication of the Harvard Information Infrastructure Project.

Loader, Brian D. [ed]. The Governance of Cyberspace (London: Routledge, 1997)

Ronfeldt, D. 1992. Cyberocracy. The information society. 8:243-296. [SEE Information Society.]


First Monday: Peer-Reviewed Journal on the Internet. This journal is fully on-line.

The Information Society: An International Journal. [Only a few articles are issued on line.]

Risks Digest. Forum on Risks to the Public in Computers and Related Systems, ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy. Peter G. Neumann, moderator.

Listserve Lists and Web Sites

Security Portal. This web site covers Net security issues.

Phil Agre’s Red Rock Eater News Service (RRE). [Subscribe] Or see his web page on how to subscribe to receive despatches by email.

Declan McCullagh’s POLITECH, a moderated mailing list of politics and technology. To subscribe: send a message to majordomo@vorlon.mit.edu with this text: subscribe politech. More information is at http://www.well.com/~declan/politech/.

How to subscribe to Gary Chapman’s email announcements of published columns.

Thanks to Joelien Pretorius and Gary Chapman for their suggestions.