Overview for Bombs and Bandwidth
Information Technology (IT) has become central to the way governments, terrorist and criminal organizations, businesses, and social movements organize themselves and pursue their increasingly globalized objectives. With the emergence of the Internet and new digital technologies, traditional boundaries are increasingly irrelevant, and traditional concepts â€“ from privacy, to surveillance, vulnerability, and above all, security â€“ must be reconsidered. In the post-9/11 era of â€œhomeland security,â€ the relationship between IT and security has acquired a new and pressing relevance. Bombs and Bandwidth, a project of the Social Science Research Council assembles leading scholars in a range of disciplines to explore the new nature of IT-related threats, the new power structures emerging around IT, and the ethical and political implications arising from this complex and important field. With essays by Ralf Bendrath, Michael Dartnell, Robert J. Deibert, Dorothy Denning, Chris Hables Latham, Timothy Lenoir, Martin Libicki, Carolyn Nordstrom, Rafal Rohozinski, Marc Rotenberg, Janice Gross Stein and Rachel Yould.
Robert Latham (Editor)
Robert Latham is director of the Social Science Research Council Program on Information Technology and International Cooperation. He is the author of The Liberal Moment: Modernity, Security and the Making of Postwar International Order; co-editor of Intervention and Transnationalism in Africa: Global/Local Networks of Power; and co-editor of Digital Formations; Information Technology and New Architectures in the Global Realm.