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International Political Economy Series

Information, Technology and Control in a Changing World

Understanding Power Structures in the 21st Century

Editors: Haggart, Blayne, Henne, Kathryn, Tusikov, Natasha (Eds.)

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  • Uses a multidisciplinary approach to focus on the causes and effects of the rising importance of information policy and knowledge governance in global society
  • Features leading and innovative scholars from political science, international political economy, law, sociology, science and technology studies (STS), criminology, and communication studies
  • Draws on Susan Strange’s conception of the “knowledge structure” to offer guiding theoretical insights for analyzing how the control of knowledge in its many forms is affecting global politics, society and economics
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About this book

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.

About the authors

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.

Reviews

“Susan Strange often hides in plain sight; acknowledged as a formative influence on the development of International Political Economy, yet often absent from discussions of developments that would seem well suited to be explored through her framework on structural power. This volume joins a growing body of work that utilises her most intriguing work and specifically develops her insights on the knowledge structure in light of more recent developments in global knowledge governance. Therefore, this book not only offers a timely analysis of a crucially important issue area, but it also serves notice that a major scholar has for too long been marginalised and remembered only within the sub-disciplinary arena which she (re)shaped.” (Christopher May, Professor of Political Economy, Lancaster University, UK)

“This collection of articles by leading young scholars provides a systematic prism to understand the ‘shifting power structures’ of knowledge and power in the digital era.  Haggart, Henne, and Tusikov help the reader navigate the internet’s complex convergence of material infrastructures, immaterial messages, and governance. An invaluable primer to the challenges ahead.” (José van Dijck, Distinguished University Professor, Utrecht University, Netherlands, and author of The Culture of Connectivity and The Platform Society)

“We do not know nearly as much as we should about how knowledge relations work in the international economy. This novel and valuable book brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars to better understand how knowledge works—and how it is structured by and structures power relations. It adds to a growing body of work exploring how the ideas of the late Susan Strange help us understand the secular transformations that are taking place in the world around us.” (Henry Farrell, Professor, Department of Political Science, George Washington University, USA)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-22

    Haggart, Blayne (et al.)

  • Taking Knowledge Seriously: Towards an International Political Economy Theory of Knowledge Governance

    Pages 25-51

    Haggart, Blayne

  • A Strange Approach to Information, Network, Sharing, and Platform Societies

    Pages 53-80

    Bannerman, Sara (et al.)

  • Reflection I

    Pages 81-89

    Germain, Randall

  • Internet Infrastructure and the Persistent Myth of U.S. Hegemony

    Pages 93-120

    Winseck, Dwayne

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eBook $64.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-14540-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-030-14539-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Information, Technology and Control in a Changing World
Book Subtitle
Understanding Power Structures in the 21st Century
Editors
  • Blayne Haggart
  • Kathryn Henne
  • Natasha Tusikov
Series Title
International Political Economy Series
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-14540-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-14540-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-14539-2
Series ISSN
2662-2483
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 317
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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