Cybersecurity & Tech

Cyberspace and Instability: Reconceptualizing Instability

Robert Chesney
Thursday, February 9, 2023, 10:58 AM

A new volume edited by Bobby Chesney and co-authors reconceptualizes instability in relation to cyberspace.

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Lawfare Founding Editor Robert Chesney has a new edited collection, “Cyberspace and Instability,” published by Edinburgh University Press with co-editors James Shires and Max Smeets. 

Across four sections on escalation, institutions, infrastructure, and subaltern perspectives, the volume includes contributions from more than a dozen scholars, and examines escalatory risk in cyberspace, the role of alliances in the cyber domain, cyberspace’s impact on the stability of the global rules-based-order, and more. As actors across the world increasingly prioritize cyber stability as a policy goal, the volume evaluates definitions and meanings of cyber stability from both classical and critical perspectives.

You can purchase the book or access the e-book for free here.

Robert (Bobby) Chesney is the Dean of the University of Texas School of Law, where he also holds the James A. Baker III Chair in the Rule of Law and World Affairs at UT. He is known internationally for his scholarship relating both to cybersecurity and national security. He is a co-founder of Lawfare, the nation’s leading online source for analysis of national security legal issues, and he co-hosts the popular show The National Security Law Podcast.

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