Accession Number:

ADA537560

Title:

Rise of a Cybered Westphalian Age

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL STRATEGIC STUDIES QUARTERLY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2011-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

No frontier lasts forever, and no freely occupied global commons extends endlessly where human societies are involved. Sooner or later, good fences are erected to make good neighbors, and so it must be with cyberspace. Today we are seeing the beginnings of the border-making process across the worlds nations. From the Chinese intent to create their own controlled internal Internet, to increasingly controlled access to the Internet in less-democratic states, to the rise of Internet filters and rules in Western democracies, states are establishing the bounds of their sovereign control in the virtual world in the name of security and economic sustainability. The topology of the Internet, like the prairie of the 1800s American Midwest is about to be changed forever -rationally, conflictually, or collaterally- by the decisions of states.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Computer Systems Management and Standards
  • Cybernetics
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE