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Likosky, Michael (2005) The Silicon Empire: Law, Culture and Commerce. Aldershot: Ashgate.

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Abstract

Michael Likosky examines the continuities and discontinuities between colonial and present-day high tech transnational legal orders. His concern is specifically with the colonial characteristics of the legal order which underpins the global high tech economy. He distinguishes the democratic and human rights rhetoric of this economy from a reality wherein the legal order is often used to reproduce colonial-type relationships. Just as in the colonial period, the expansion of trans-border commerce overlaps with democratic demands and human rights in complex, multifaceted and paradoxical ways. Through a case study looking at Malaysia's Multimedia Super Corridor, a high tech national development plan and foreign direct investment scheme, he examines how the transnational leaders of the high tech economy along with the Malaysian political elite react when human rights problems threaten to derail commercial plans.

Item Type: Authored Books
SOAS Departments & Centres: Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > School of Law
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
ISBN: 9780754624578
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.4324/9781351145282
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2008 11:17
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/3434

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