Information, Technology and Control in a Changing World

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Project leader(s)

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

Dr Blayne Haggart

Blayne Haggart is an assistant professor of political science at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. A former economist and journalist, Blayne received his PhD in Political Science with a...

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Jenna Harb

Jenna Harb is a PhD candidate at the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet). She holds a Bachelor’s degree in legal studies and business, as well as a Master’s degree in sociology—...

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Professor Kathryn Henne

Professor Kathryn (Kate) Henne is the Director of the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet). An interdisciplinarily trained scholar, she has a PhD in Criminology, Law and Society,...

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Dr Natasha Tusikov

Natasha Tusikov is an assistant professor in the Criminology Program in the Department of Social Science at York University in Toronto. Her research examines the intersection among law, crime,...

Law, justice & human rights

RegNet is one of world’s leading centres for socio-legal research. This cluster aims to lead the development of transformative ideas in the fields of criminology and restorative justice; human rights and international law; legal pluralism; peacebuilding; the regulatory dimensions of international and domestic law; and rule of law.

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