Reviews

New York Times

Ideas from the Pax Technica used in this review essay by Roger Cohen in the New York Times: One stab at defining such an invisible force that I find persuasive has been offered by Philip Howard, a professor of Internet Studies at Oxford University. He has coined the...

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Journal of Communication

Rossini, Patricia. Review of Pax Technica by Philip N. Howard. Journal of Communication 67(3). (2017): E4-5. DOI: 10.1111/jcom.12303. What are the political, social, and economic consequences of the ever-growing number of devices connected to the Internet—from...

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Digital Scholarship in the Humanities

Donica, John. Review of Pax Technica by Philip N. Howard. Digital Scholarship in the Humanities (2017): 32(2), pp. 455–457, DOI: 10.1093/llc/fqx019. Perhaps Howard’s prescriptions for what we can do to keep the Internet of Things from locking us up are a bit too...

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Contemporary Sociology

Petre, Caitlin.  Review of Pax Technica by Philip N. Howard. Contemporary Sociology 46(1). (2017): 84-85, DOI: 10.1177/0094306116681813ff. Over the past quarter-century, mobile phones, tablets, personal computers, and other networked digital devices have...

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Communication and the Public Interest

Lingel, Jessa.  Review of Pax Technica by Philip N. Howard. Communication and the Public. (2016): 1(1), pp. 131-134, DOI: 10.1177/2057047315617766: Pax Technica operates at the convergence of Phil Howard’s longstanding interests in technology and governance, through...

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Financial Times

This essay appeared originally in May on the Financial Times website and is by Felix Marton. The subject of this book — the emerging “internet of things” — could not be more timely and important; and its central premise — that this new stage in the evolution of the...

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Prospect Magazine

Bucking the recent trend towards digital doomsaying, Philip Howard's new book takes a cautiously optimistic look at the internet's latest evolution. As we move towards a world where our smart devices know more about our daily lives than our closest friends, Howard argues that this will usher in a new era of political stability. read more