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Hyperglobalized individuals: the Internet, globalization, freedom and terrorism

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This paper examines the potential uses of information and communications technologies (ICTs) to create a new, multi-faceted phase of globalization. It goes beyond traditional explanations of ICTs and globalization, which concentrate on the cultural imperialism of mass communications or technology management. It is argued here that the "any-to-any" architecture of the Internet creates a hugely unstable political landscape, in which social, economic and political alliances become both more global and more local, but always more specialized. The paper concludes by asking how states might choose to strike a balance between the benefits to individual freedom brought about by the Internet and the diminished intermediary role for state, religious and other national cultural institutions.
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Keywords: Globalization; Internet; Multinational Companies; Regulation; Terrorism

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2004-03-01

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