POL409H1: Political Economy of Technology: From the Auto-Industrial to the Information Age



The course explores the centrality of science and technology in political affairs generally and its current significance for public policy in particular. It applies the conceptual tools of political economy to analyze the nature of technological change in industrial democracies. It assesses the social and political consequences of the current wave of technological innovation and alternative responses of industrial democracies.

(Offered in alternate years)

CSC300H1/ GGR431H1/ HPS201H1/ HPS202H1/ HPS431H1/ POL218Y5/a POL 300 or 400 level course in comparative politics. See the Department's website http://politics.utoronto.ca/undergraduate/courses/fallwinter-timetable/ for POL courses by area group/ SOC356Y1.
Distribution Requirements
Social Science
Breadth Requirements
Society and its Institutions (3)
Mode of Delivery
In Class