publication . Article . 2014

Hyper-power and Private Monopoly: The Unholy Marriage of (Neo)corporatism and the Imperial Surveillance State

Chris Marsden;
Open Access English
  • Published: 15 Mar 2014
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
American hyper-power world dominance by public and private agencies has replaced British Empire hyper-power world domination in the period 1815-1914. Snowden’s revelations have given rise to several important papers examining the geographical and territorial limits on the Internet, comparing it to the imperial telegraph (Kurbalija 2013) and even to the Roman imperial road (Moglen 2013). This paper recalls earlier telegraphy research (Standage 1999, Hills 2007) and explains how the previous hyperpower\ud (Marsden 2004, describing a global super-power without effective opposition, from the French hyperpuissance)\ud was able to control communications in order to ex...
Subjects
free text keywords: K3375, K3400, Communication, Economic history, Legal aspects of computing, United States National Security Agency, business.industry, business, Corporatism, Espionage, Monopoly, Municipal law, Telegraphy, Social science, Law, Sociology, British Empire
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