Spring 2013 - Graduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
Early criticism of democracy in the age of networked communication was often characterized by a rather significant divide, between those who believed that the network would prove to be the means by which universal democracy would be achieved, and those who argued the network would bring the collapse of democratic institutions. As with other hyperbolic rhetoric throughout history, the reality proved to be far more complicated. In this class we will look at the ways in which the internet has transformed politics and democracy, and perhaps most importantly how we form publics and practice civics.
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