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Author Monsees, Linda, author.

Title Crypto-politics : encryption and democratic practices in the digital era / Linda Monsees
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020
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Description 1 online resource ([vii], 153 pages)
Series Routledge New Security Studies
PRIO new security studies.
Contents Crypto-politics -- Researching the politics of technology -- On publics in the technological society -- Digital encryption -- Encryption and national security -- Contentious technology -- The politics of publicness
Summary "This book examines current debates about the politics of technology and the future of democratic practices in the digital era. The volume centres on the debates on digital encryption in Germany and the USA, during the aftermath of Edward Snowden's leaks, which revolved around the value of privacy and the legitimacy of surveillance practices. Using a discourse analysis of mass media and specialist debates, it shows how these are closely interlinked with technological controversies and how, as a result, contestation emerges not within one public sphere but within multiple expert circles. The book develops the notion of 'publicness' in order to grasp the political significance of these controversies, thereby making an innovative contribution to Critical Security Studies by introducing digital encryption as an important site for understanding the broader debates on cyber security and surveillance. This book will be of much interest to students of critical security studies, science and technology studies, and International Relations"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Linda Monsees is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on August 27, 2019)
Subject Computer security -- Political aspects -- Germany
Computer security -- Political aspects -- United States
Data encryption (Computer science) -- Political aspects -- Germany
Data encryption (Computer science) -- Political aspects -- United States
Privacy, Right of -- Germany.
Privacy, Right of -- United States.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- General.
Privacy, Right of.
United States.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019013512
ISBN 0429852673