Global Flows: ICT Powered Governance Modes (8 ECTS)

Information and communication technologies – globalized media structures, the Internet and social media, satellite imagery and GIS applications – open up new ways of communication, interaction, and organization of collective action in global politics

Na’ama Nagar
Na’ama Nagar

Instructor: Prof. Na'ama Nagar

Information and communication technologies – globalized media structures, the Internet and social media, satellite imagery and GIS applications – open up new ways of communication, interaction, and organization of collective action in global politics.

In this module you will look into the socio-economic effects of these technologies and consider how processes of global governance may shift and empower new agents and non-state actors.

Video Introduction

Module Structure

Part I: General Theories

Unit 01: Information Environments and the Nation-State
Unit 02: Neo-Realism and Global Governance
Unit 03: Complex Interdependence Theory

Part II: E-Activism

Unit 04: A New Collective Action I: Old vs. New Forms of Social Organization
Unit 05: A New Collective Action II: Discoverability and the Long Tail
Unit 06: Dynamics of Collective Action
Unit 07: Social Movements and Global Information Flows
Unit 08: Transnational Advocacy Networks
Unit 09: Epistemic Networks

Part III: E-Government

Unit 10: Organizing Global Governance
Unit 11: Electronically Enabled Networks and Governance
Unit 12: New Modes of Governance and the Consequences for ICTs