Information Control in Arab Countries: The Political Science of Internet Control
What kind of policy response are Arab governments taking to the Internet in the face of the globalization-lead IT revolution? The author, who lived in authoritarian Arab countries for a long time and interviewed government bureaucrats, government-affiliated organization executives, and ICT-related company executives involved in the formulation and implementation of information control policies, describes the current state of information control in each country.
This book provides a detailed analysis from a political point of view. It reveals the reality of skillful information control in Arab countries, which maximize economic benefits by promoting informatization and at the same time minimizes political risks.