PSCI 324 Spring 2013 Global Cyberpolitics

This course offers students an introduction to global cyberpolitics. The overarching focus is how internetworking, new media, and communications technologies alter norms, institutions, and global interactions among individuals, states, and non-state actors. Particular attention will be given to information and security, information technology and power, as well as technological dependence and freedom. Throughout the course we will grapple with whether or not the advent and exponential growth in global usage of information and communications technologies (ICTs) by individuals, states, and non-state actors is a panacea for what ails the global body politic. That is, are we witnessing the dawn of a global public square where democratic dialogue, deliberation, and cultural understanding, enabled by ICTs, foster conditions for global peace or are we subtly slipping towards political despotism, social control, and conflict enabled by the same technologies?
Class Format: seminar/discussion
Requirements/Evaluation: a few short essays, participation, and a research paper
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Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preference: Political Science majors
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Divisional Attributes: Division II
Other Attributes: PSCI International Relations Courses,PSCI Research Courses
Enrollment Limit: 15
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Class Number: 3917
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PSCI324-01(S) SEM Global Cyberpolitics Division 2: Social Studies Ryan Kiggins
W 1:10 PM-3:50 PM Pareksy 220 3917
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