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The Resource The zapatista "social netwar" in Mexico, David Ronfeldt [and others]

The zapatista "social netwar" in Mexico, David Ronfeldt [and others]

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The zapatista "social netwar" in Mexico
Title
The zapatista "social netwar" in Mexico
Statement of responsibility
David Ronfeldt [and others]
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The information revolution is leading to the rise of network forms of organization in which small, previously isolated groups can communicate, link up, and conduct coordinated joint actions as never before. This in turn is leading to a new mode of conflict--"netwar"--In which the protagonists depend on using network forms of organization, doctrine, strategy, and technology. Many actors across the spectrum of conflict--from terrorists, guerrillas, and criminals who pose security threats, to social activists who may not--are developing netwar designs and capabilities. The Zapatista movement in Mexico is a seminal case of this. In January 1994, a guerrilla-like insurgency in Chiapas by the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN), and the Mexican government's response to it, aroused a multitude of civil-society activists associated with human-rights, indigenous-rights, and other types of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to "swarm"--electronically as well as physically--from the United States, Canada, and elsewhere into Mexico City and Chiapas. There, they linked with Mexican NGOs to voice solidarity with the EZLN's demands and to press for nonviolent change. Thus, what began as a violent insurgency in an isolated region mutated into a nonviolent though no less disruptive "social netwar" that engaged the attention of activists from far and wide and had nationwide and foreign repercussions for Mexico. This study examines the rise of this social netwar, the information-age behaviors that characterize it (e.g., extensive use of the Internet), its effects on the Mexican military, its implications for Mexico's stability, and its implications for the future occurrence of social netwars elsewhere around the world
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Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
972/.750836
Index
no index present
LC call number
F1256
LC item number
.Z28 1998eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Ronfeldt, David F
  • Arroyo Center
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional (Mexico)
  • Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional (Mexico)
  • Peasant Uprising (Chiapas, Mexico : 1994- )
  • Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional
  • Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional (México)
  • Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional
  • Chiapas (Mexico)
  • Mexico
  • National security
  • Internet
  • Information networks
  • Public opinion
  • Mexico
  • Mexico
Label
The zapatista "social netwar" in Mexico, David Ronfeldt [and others]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Prepared for the U.S. Army, RAND Arroyo Center."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-168)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 168 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833043320
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The zapatista "social netwar" in Mexico, David Ronfeldt [and others]
Publication
Note
"Prepared for the U.S. Army, RAND Arroyo Center."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-168)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 168 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833043320
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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