Information Technology and World Politics

This upper-level undergraduate course provides a broad overview of the information and communications revolutions and their impact on global economics and politics. We will examine previous episodes of transformative changes in communications to place contemporary changes in a broader historical context and we will consider theoretical explorations of the relationship between information technologies and world politics. The bulk of the course, however, will examine the practical impact of the information revolution on diplomacy, international political economy, national security and international organization with a particular emphasis on the information technologies used to run transnational corporations, government agencies and other public sector organizations.

Spring 2010 website assignments

Spring 2008 website assignments

Spring 2007 Sample paper proposal