• Democracy’s Fourth Wave?: Digital Media and the Arab Spring

    Philip N. Howard (Author), Muzammil M. Hussain (Contributor)

    Date Published: 29 March 2013

    Did digital media really "cause" the Arab Spring, or is it an important factor of the story behind what might become democracy's fourth wave?

  • Regulating Code: Good Governance and Better Regulation in the Information Age

    Ian Brown, Christopher T. Marsden

    Date Published: 1 March 2013

    In this groundbreaking collaboration, Christopher Marsden and Ian Brown analyze the regulatory shaping of “code” to achieve more economically efficient and socially just regulation.

  • The Oxford Handbook of Internet Studies

    William Dutton (Ed.)

    Date Published: 12 February 2013

    The Oxford Handbook of Internet Studies has been designed to provide a valuable resource for academics and students, bringing together leading scholarly perspectives on how the Internet has been studied, and the future research agenda.

  • Teenagers and Technology

    Chris Davies, Rebecca Eynon

    Date Published: 26 November 2012

    Drawing on extensive interviews conducted over several years, this book offers a timely and non-sensational exploration of teenagers' experiences and opinions about the digital technologies they use, desire and dislike.

  • The Philosophy of Information

    Luciano Floridi

    Date Published: 27 January 2011

    Luciano Floridi presents a book that will set the agenda for the philosophy of information.

  • Being There Together: Social Interaction in Shared Virtual Environments

    Ralph Schroeder

    Date Published: 1 November 2010

    Virtual environments provide places for avatars to interact with each other in computer-generated spaces. This book is a state-of-the art survey of research in this area, offering a framework for understanding this technology and its future implications.

  • Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age

    Viktor Mayer-Schönberger

    Date Published: 1 October 2010

    Viktor Mayer-Schönberger's book "Delete" looks at the surprising phenomenon of perfect remembering in the digital age, and reveals why we must reintroduce our capacity to forget.

  • The Digital Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy: Information Technology and Political Islam

    Philip N. Howard

    Date Published: 21 September 2010

    This book looks at the role that communications technologies play in advancing democratic transitions in Muslim countries. As such, its central question is whether technology holds the potential to substantially enhance democracy.

  • Paradoxes of Modernization: Unintended Consequences of Public Policy Reform

    Helen Margetts, Perri 6, Christopher Hood (Eds)

    Date Published: 17 June 2010

    This book explores the unintended and unanticipated effects associated with 'modernization' projects and tackles the key question that they provoke -- why do policy-makers persist in such enterprises in the face of evidence that they tend to fail?

  • World Wide Research: Reshaping the Sciences and Humanities

    William Dutton, Paul Jeffreys (Eds)

    Date Published: 7 June 2010

    This new book from the OII explores how advances in ICTs are transforming the way scholarly research is conducted across all disciplines. It offers a comprehensive and accessible view of 'e-research', and its ethical, legal and institutional implications.

  • Close Engagements with Artificial Companions: Key Social, Psychological, Ethical and Design Issues

    Yorick Wilks (Ed.)

    Date Published: 24 March 2010

    What will it be like to admit Artificial Companions into our society? This book from the 'Companions' project explores both the technical construction of conversational software agents, and their personal, philosophical and social consequences.

  • Routledge Handbook of Internet Politics

    Andrew Chadwick, Philip N. Howard (Eds)

    Date Published: 17 December 2009

    The Routledge Handbook of Internet Politics is a collection of over thirty chapters dealing with the most significant scholarly debates in this rapidly growing field of study.

  • Digital Era Governance: IT Corporations, the State, and e-Government

    Patrick Dunleavy, Helen Margetts, Simon Bastow, Jane Tinkler

    Date Published: 19 June 2008

    The book shows how public managers need to retain and develop their own IT expertise and to carefully maintain well-contested markets if they are to deliver value for money in their dealings with the very powerful global IT industry.

  • The Future of the Internet: And How to Stop It

    Jonathan Zittrain

    Date Published: 10 April 2008

    This extraordinary book from Oxford Professor Jonathan Zittrain explains the engine that has catapulted the Internet from backwater to ubiquity - and reveals that it is sputtering precisely because of its runaway success.

  • Castells and the Media

    Philip N. Howard

    Date Published: 11 July 2007

    Castells and the Media introduces a great thinker, presents original theories about the network society, and encourages readers to use these theories to help them understand the importance of digital media and social networks in their own lives.

  • The Tools of Government in the Digital Age

    Christopher Hood, Helen Margetts

    Date Published: 1 July 2007

    This book updates the arguments of Christopher Hood's classic work "The Tools of Government for the Twenty-First century".

  • Rethinking Science, Technology, and Social Change

    Ralph Schroeder

    Date Published: 1 January 2007

    Challenging the prevailing social science notion that science and technology are constructed or socially shaped, this book advances a case for technological determinism, providing a provocative view of the force of technology in our everyday lives.

  • Avatars at Work and Play: Collaboration and Interaction in Shared Virtual Environments

    Ralph Schroeder, Ann-Sofie Axelsson (Eds)

    Date Published: 1 January 2006

    This new book provides a well-rounded and state-of-the-art overview of current applications of multi-user virtual environments, ranging from highly immersive virtual reality systems to practical settings such as distributed scientific collaboration.

  • New Media Campaigns and the Managed Citizen

    Philip N. Howard

    Date Published: 17 October 2005

    Philip Howard examines the evolving act of political campaigning and the changing organization of political campaigns over the last five election cycles, from 1996 to 2004.

  • Society Online: The Internet in Context

    Philip E. N. Howard, Steven Jones (Eds)

    Date Published: 1 October 2003

    Society Online: The Internet in Context examines how new media technologies have not simply diffused across society, but how they have rapidly and deeply become embedded in our organizations and institutions.