Middlebury

PSCI1045A-W20

The Politics of Big Technology

The Politics of Big Technology
What goes on in Silicon Valley and what goes on in Washington D.C. (as well as other capitals) affect each other. The increasing salience of technology in society means that the actions of and reactions to major technology firms have become inescapably political. In this course we will analyze the intersection between big technology firms and politics by examining concerns around privacy, the use of social media for political purposes, technology’s impact on jobs and inequality, and technology firms’ place in geopolitics.
Course Reference Number (CRN):
11519
Subject Code:
PSCI
Course Number:
1045
Section Identifier:
A

Course

PSCI 1045

All Sections in Winter 2020

Winter 2020

PSCI1045A-W20 Lecture (Winslett)