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Information, Technology and Control in a Changing World, Understanding Power Structures in the 21st Century, edited by Blayne Haggart, Kathryn Henne, Natasha Tusikov

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Information, Technology and Control in a Changing World, Understanding Power Structures in the 21st Century, edited by Blayne Haggart, Kathryn Henne, Natasha Tusikov
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Information, Technology and Control in a Changing World
Medium
electronic resource
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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edited by Blayne Haggart, Kathryn Henne, Natasha Tusikov
Series statement
International Political Economy Series,, 2662-2483
Sub title
Understanding Power Structures in the 21st Century
Summary
This book explores the interconnected ways in which the control of knowledge has become central to the exercise of political, economic, and social power. Building on the work of International Political Economy scholar Susan Strange, this multidisciplinary volume features experts from political science, anthropology, law, criminology, women’s and gender studies, and Science and Technology Studies, who consider how the control of knowledge is shaping our everyday lives. From “weaponised copyright” as a censorship tool, to the battle over control of the internet’s “guts,” to the effects of state surveillance at the Mexico–U.S. border, this book offers a coherent way to understand the nature of power in the twenty-first century. Blayne Haggart is Associate Professor of Political Science at Brock University, St. Catharines, Canada. A former economist with the Parliament of Canada, his research focuses on intellectual property rights and knowledge governance. Kathryn Henne holds the Canada Research Chair in Biogovernance, Law and Society at the University of Waterloo, Canada, where she is a fellow of the Balsillie School of International Affairs. She is also Associate Professor at RegNet, the School of Regulation and Global Governance at the Australian National University. Natasha Tusikov is Assistant Professor of Criminology at York University, Canada. She has also worked as a strategic criminal intelligence analyst and researcher at the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Ottawa
Table Of Contents
Introduction -- Part I Susan Strange and the Twenty-First Century Knowledge Structure -- Taking Knowledge Seriously: Towards an International Political Economy Theory of Knowledge Governance -- A Strange Approach to Information, Network, Sharing, and Platform Societies -- Reflection I -- Part II Internet Governance and Regulation -- Internet Infrastructure and the Persistent Myth of U.S. Hegemony -- Precarious Ownership of the Internet of Things in the Age of Data -- Reflection II -- Part III Questions of Truth and Censorship -- Weaponising Copyright: Cultural Governance and Regulating Speech in the Knowledge Economy -- Disinformation and Resistance in the Surveillance of Indigenous Protesters -- Reflection III -- Part IV Surveillance and Knowledge and/as Control -- Surveillance in the Name of Governance: Aadhaar as a Fix for Leaking Systems in India -- A Border Seeping in All Directions: Technologies of Separation Along the U.S.-Mexico Border in Ambos Nogales -- Reflection IV -- Conclusion: Looking Back, Looking Forward
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