CCTP-774-01 Network Communities in International Politics: From Telegraph to Internet
Fall for 2013-2014
This course will discuss how communications technologies are used by (1) activists in their social movements and (2) governments in creating notions of citizenship and nationhood. Cases will cover the telegraph, television, phone, and Internet. Examples from all regions of the world will be included. In addition, the course will explore how social scientists can use the idea of “network communities” to explore dynamics of political power – similar to other ideas such as socioeconomic class, religion, ethnicity, and other categories. Also, students will have the opportunity to enhance their technical skills, such as delivering their research results by video and moderating online discussions.
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