POLI 480 v2: The Politics of Cyberspace Report a Broken Link

Welcome to Political Science 480: The Politics of Cyberspace. This course explores the emergence of the networked society, the information–technology revolution, and the consequences for power, production, and culture on a global and local scale as examined by such disciplines as political science, political economy, sociology, and communications. Throughout, the course views new information technologies as contested terrain and examines the tension between cyberspace as a means of domination versus a means of hope, liberation and democracy.

Required Readings


Unit 2


Note: Scroll down the page to "Hacking the panopticon: Distributed online surveillance and resistance," and then click the HTML or PDF link to open the reading in your preferred format.

Unit 3


Note: Click Chapter 2 to open the PDF. Then, scroll down to page 35 and read the chapter, “Some Basic Economics of Information Production and Innovation.”

Unit 4


Unit 5


Note: Scroll down the page to "Communication and the End of Sovereignty?," and then click the HTML or PDF link to open the reading in your preferred format.
Note: Read section II. “Nodal Governance in a Nutshell” on pages 404–405.

Unit 6


Unit 7


RAWA Website

Unit 8


Unit 9


Unit 10