- Subject index
The SAGE Handbook of Human Rights will comprise a two volume set consisting of more than 50 original chapters that clarify and analyze human rights issues of both contemporary and future importance. The Handbook will take an inter-disciplinary approach, combining work in such traditional fields as law, political science and philosophy with such non-traditional subjects as climate change, demography, economics, geography, urban studies, mass communication, and business and marketing. In addition, one of the aspects of mainstreaming is the manner in which human rights has come to play a prominent role in popular culture, and there will be a section on human rights in art, film, music and literature.
Not only will the Handbook provide a state of the art analysis of the discipline that addresses ...
Chapter 23: Communication and New Technology
Communication and New Technology
The advancement of new technologies, particularly those related to information and communication fields and their integration into social life, has been a policy concern for states, international organizations, non-state actors and individuals alike. These technologies have brought both positive and negative consequences in use and application. On the one hand, the growth of new technology, in particular information and communication technologies (ICTs), has largely contributed to the development of world global economies, and through the online dissemination of the human rights ideas has helped ‘in countless ways to improve the living conditions of billions’ (Fritsch, 2011: 27). In addition, modern technologies have increasingly empowered political activism and opposition. Such impact in current international affairs has been acutely observed ...