Welcome to the Companion Website for
Introduction to Cyber Politics and Policy
The textbook begins with a brief overview history of the internet, from its libertarian founding to its more regulated organization today. It contains a timeline of significant events in that evolution.
The text includes three types of additional materials:
Building a Bridge insets are short essays from 500 to 2000 words which attempt to provide a rudimentary background in technology aspects. They cover basic issues, such as definitions of the various types of cyber weapons currently available, to more complex issues, like introducing quantum computing to a layperson.
Critical Issues are an attempt to keep things current in an ever-changing field. They help to bring contemporary developments, from China’s development of a Digital Silk Road, to Russia’s strategies of information warfare, to life – including both academic background and descriptions of the events themselves. Several also apply the three international relations paradigms to the issues at hand.
For Discussion insets introduce a controversial issue, along with a variety of viewpoints. Their intent is to provoke a lively discussion in your classroom.
These materials are organized so that they can used in a variety of different sequences. Each chapter is self-contained, as are the insets.