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Book review: the coming swarm: DDoS actions, hacktivism, and civil disobedience on the internet

Tanczer, Leonie Maria (2015) Book review: the coming swarm: DDoS actions, hacktivism, and civil disobedience on the internet. LSE Review of Books (05 May 2015). Website.

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Abstract

The internet is increasingly becoming a tool for political activism and protest. The Coming Swarm is one of the first publications which profoundly examines the dynamics of civil disobedience and specifically Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) actions online. Molly Sauter has provided a solid historical analysis of the evolution, theory and practice of these activist/hacker/hacktivist tools and paved the way for future research on online tactics of disruption. Although the book has a US-centric emphasis, Leonie Maria Tanczer encourages specifically scholars of internet-specific social movement and collective action research to have a close look at this investigation. DDoS actions are certainly more political than the public discourse portrays them to be.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2017 11:05
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2021 00:19
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/73625

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