My recent book, The Blogging Revolution, continues to extend its reach.
The Prospects of Cyberocracy, a post by US-based academic Patrick Meier – a Harvard-based Fellow who works on “conflict early warning and crisis mapping” – explains the ways in which the internet can impact democracy-promotion around the world.
Meier is using my book, amongst others, at a course in Digital Democracy at Tufts University this year. He writes:
In 1992, David Ronfeldt wrote that a “precise definition of cyberocracy was not possible at present.” In a general sense, then, he identified two ways in which cyberocracy may manifest itself:
- Narrowly, as a form of organization that supplants traditional forms of bureaucracy and technocracy;
- Broadly, as a form of government that may redefine relations between state and soceity, and between the public sector and the private sector.