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Online Power and Resistance

Undergraduate | CUR-NET303 | 2024

Understand the ways in which people try to exert, and resist, power online. Explore why algorithms, censorship, surveillance, and infrastructure matter, and how they might be reshaped.

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18 Aug 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks
Start dates
26 Aug 2024

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Online Power and Resistance

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

    1. analyse the relationship between sources of authority (public, commercial, political, expert, users) in Internet governance and the outcomes of decision-making about the Internet
    2. make recommendations for the development of policy and regulation for effective Internet governance
    3. analyse the Internet as a network of both freedom and control with reference both to social and technical aspects of the Internet.

Entry requirements

Prior study

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

one of

Equivalent subjects

You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • CUR-NET23 (Not currently available)


NET24 is the same as NET204 and NET25 is the same as NET205.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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