Cyberspace and International Relations

Theory, Prospects and Challenges

  • Jan-Frederik Kremer
  • Benedikt Müller

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Cyberspace and International Relations: Theory

  3. Cyberspace and International Relations: Prospects and Challenges

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 281-284

About this book

Introduction

Cyberspace is everywhere in today’s world and has significant implications not only for global economic activity, but also for international politics and transnational social relations.  This compilation addresses for the first time the “cyberization” of international relations - the growing dependence of actors in IR on the infrastructure and instruments of the internet, and the penetration of cyberspace into all fields of their activities. The volume approaches this topical issue in a comprehensive and interdisciplinary fashion, bringing together scholars from disciplines such as IR, security studies, ICT studies and philosophy as well as experts from  everyday cyber-practice.

In the first part, concepts and theories are presented to shed light on the relationship between cyberspace and international relations, discussing implications for the discipline and presenting fresh and innovative theoretical approaches.

Contributions in the second part  focus on specific empirical fields of activity (security, economy, diplomacy, cultural activity, transnational communication, critical infrastructure, cyber espionage, social media, and more) and address emerging challenges and prospects for international politics and relations. 

 

Keywords

Cyber Politics Cyber Security Cyber Warfare Cyberspace International Relations Theory

Editors and affiliations

  • Jan-Frederik Kremer
    • 1
  • Benedikt Müller
    • 2
  1. 1.Center für Global Studies (CGS) University of BonnBonnGermany
  2. 2.IBM, DüsseldorfGermanyGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-37481-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-37480-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-37481-4
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