The collaborative project explores the interconnected ways in which the control of knowledge has become central to the exercise of political, economic and social power. The cumulative output of this project is a multidisciplinary volume co-edited by A/Prof Blayne Haggart, Prof Kathryn Henne and Dr Natasha Tusikov. The anthology builds on the work of International Political Economy scholar Susan Strange and features experts from political science, anthropology, law, criminology, women’s and gender studies, and Science and Technology Studies. Collectively, the contributors consider how the control of knowledge is shaping everyday lives. From “weaponised copyright” as a censorship tool to battles over control of the internet’s infrastructure and the effects of state surveillance across borders, the book offers a coherent way to understand the nature of power in the twenty-first century.
Funding sources: Canada Research Chairs Program, Balsillie School of International Affairs