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.
- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Enrol by
- 18 Aug 2024
- Entry requirements
- Prior study needed
- 13 weeks
- Start dates
- 26 Aug 2024
HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP available
Online Power and Resistance
About this subject
At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- analyse the relationship between sources of authority (public, commercial, political, expert, users) in Internet governance and the outcomes of decision-making about the Internet
- make recommendations for the development of policy and regulation for effective Internet governance
- analyse the Internet as a network of both freedom and control with reference both to social and technical aspects of the Internet.
- Introduction: Bodies and Borders Algorithms, Data, and Violence
- Political Censorship
- Moral Censorship
- A Right to Privacy? Harassment Online
- Understanding Regulation
- The Architecture of Connection
- Digital Property and the Network
- Governing the Net
- Summary and Essay Workshop
This subject was previously known as Power, Politics and the Internet
The Internet has had a massive impact on our political systems, from grassroots activism through to global politics. This subject helps you to understand how and why this has happened, and why it matters. It explores the new challenges and possibilities for governance created by the Internet, as well as attempts to control the Internet by governments and others. Ultimately, you will come to understand how networked communications are intertwined with long-running political struggles around control and resistance.
Further Information: List of topics is indicative and subject to minor change prior to the start of each Study Period.
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- Essay 1 (20%)
- Exercise (40%)
- Essay 2 (40%)
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You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
- CUR-NET204-Social Media, Communities and Networks
- CUR-NET205-The Digital Economy
- CUR-WEB101-Web Communications
- CUR-WEB207-Web Media
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.
No additional requirements
- 0.125 EFTSL
- This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.
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