Radical Instrument

IT is changing the exercise of power. Radical Instrument is picking up the signals.

Watch this space – more academic work coming in this area

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According to Wired’s Danger Room, a scholar from MIT has been awarded Pentagon funding to study “cyber international relations.” Professor Choucri’s academic focus has included development and international political economy (as an aside, some of my own research in the latter topic inspired this blog). She also holds the first patent in the history of MIT from its School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences and worked with the UN’s World Summit on Information Technology. 

Looking forward to seeing what comes out of this work. As recently as three years ago, it was difficult to find international relations scholars writing extensively about the Internet – or at least to find them amid the flood of research in terrorism and security issues.

Written by Mark

December 29, 2008 at 2:21 pm

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