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Coding Democracy : How Hackers Are Disrupting Power, Surveillance, and Authoritarianism, Paperback / softback Book

Coding Democracy : How Hackers Are Disrupting Power, Surveillance, and Authoritarianism Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback


Hackers have a bad reputation, as shady deployers of bots and destroyers of infrastructure.

In Coding Democracy, Maureen Webb offers another view.

Hackers, she argues, can be vital disruptors. Hacking is becoming a practice, an ethos, and a metaphor for a new wave of activism in which ordinary citizens are inventing new forms of distributed, decentralized democracy for a digital era.

Confronted with concentrations of power, mass surveillance, and authoritarianism enabled by new technology, the hacking movement is trying to "build out" democracy into cyberspace.


  • Format:Paperback / softback
  • Pages:416 pages
  • Publisher:MIT Press Ltd
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  • ISBN:9780262542289

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