Four Discourses of Digital Rights : Promises and Problems of Rights-Based Politics

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Karppinen , K & Puukko , O 2020 , ' Four Discourses of Digital Rights : Promises and Problems of Rights-Based Politics ' , Journal of Information Policy , vol. 10 , pp. 304-328 . https://doi.org/10.5325/jinfopoli.10.2020.0304

Title: Four Discourses of Digital Rights : Promises and Problems of Rights-Based Politics
Author: Karppinen, Kari; Puukko, Outi
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Media and Communication Studies
University of Helsinki, Academic Disciplines of the Faculty of Social Sciences
Date: 2020
Number of pages: 25
Belongs to series: Journal of Information Policy
ISSN: 2158-3897
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/326934
Abstract: The notion of digital rights has recently generated a number of political declarations and civil society initiatives across the world. By critically examining these declarations and academic debates on digital rights, this article asks: Why is it that information policy issues are increasingly framed in terms of individual rights? And on what understandings of rights do various political, corporate, and civil society declarations of digital rights rest? The article identifies four discourses of digital rights, linked to different ideological assumptions and political contexts. Finally, possible limitations and pathologies of the rights discourse are discussed.
Subject: 518 Media and communications
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