How to Think about Cyber Sovereignty: The Case of China

(Forthcoming 2020) Chinese Journal of Communication (As part of special issue 'China's Globalizing Internet').

38 Pages Posted: 22 Oct 2019

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Yu Hong

Zhejiang University, China

Gerald Thomas Goodnight

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: October 11, 2019

Abstract

The cybersphere constitutes a global disagreement space. There, the contested, ongoing ties that link states and the internet come into being. A critique of sovereignty and political economy is offered to evaluate contemporary controversies concerning authority, independence, regulation, and access to communications as matters of relationality, materiality, and disagreement. We review China’s promotion of cyber sovereignty as a complicating episode that expresses development stresses of the sphere. China wishes to establish guardrails for the practices of multipolar global digital capitalism; yet, it has ushered in an Internet keyed variety of global issues--security, privacy, material well-being, developmental justice, and planetary futures. These complex aims invite and expand the dialectical spaces animating the cybersphere.

Suggested Citation

Hong, Yu and Goodnight, Gerald Thomas, How to Think about Cyber Sovereignty: The Case of China (October 11, 2019). (Forthcoming 2020) Chinese Journal of Communication (As part of special issue 'China's Globalizing Internet').. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3467933 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3467933

Yu Hong (Contact Author)

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Gerald Thomas Goodnight

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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