ICT Powered Governance Modes: New Forms And Processes Of Governance

Navigating Global Flows

Dr. Na'ama Nagar
Na'ama Nagar

Instructor:

Na'ama Nagar is a teaching faculty in the Department of Political Science at Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL. Na'ama's academic training is in both comparative politics and political communication. She is mainly interested in how online spheres enable average citizens and grassroots efforts voice their convictions and grievances. Her dissertation, titled "The Loud Public: The Case of User Comments in Israeli and British Media" explores user comments as a tool that allows ordinary people to express their sentiments and beliefs on important matters of public concern in rather authoritative and visible platforms. 

Module Summary:

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. 

Educational Goals:

  • You will be able to explain the influence of new information and communication technologies on international relations.
  • You will have the opportunity to discuss and to evaluate new forms and processes of governance that become possible because of changing communication channels.
  • You will be provided with practical skills concerning active participation in controversial discussions, presenting and supporting your own arguments and elaborating a well-structured research paper.

Assessment:

  • E-Participation: Writing a blog entry and two comments in the discussion board.
  • Drafting a research proposal that can potentially serve as a foundation for your master’s thesis proposal.

Key Facts:

  • 8 ECTS
  • 12 weeks
  • 1.195 Euro
  • Optional On-site Workshop in February each year

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