Information, Technology and Control in a Changing World

Understanding Power Structures in the 21st Century

  • Blayne Haggart
  • Kathryn Henne
  • Natasha Tusikov

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Blayne Haggart, Kathryn Henne, Natasha Tusikov
    Pages 1-22 Open Access
  3. Susan Strange and the Twenty-First Century Knowledge Structure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Randall Germain
      Pages 81-89
  4. Internet Governance and Regulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Madeline Carr
      Pages 149-161
  5. Questions of Truth and Censorship

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Blayne Haggart
      Pages 213-220
  6. Surveillance and Knowledge and/as Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. Jennifer Musto
      Pages 273-283
    3. Natasha Tusikov, Blayne Haggart, Kathryn Henne
      Pages 285-305
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 307-317

About this book


This book explores the interconnected ways in which the control of knowledge has become central to the exercise of political, economic, and social power. Building on the work of International Political Economy scholar Susan Strange, this multidisciplinary volume features experts from political science, anthropology, law, criminology, women’s and gender studies, and Science and Technology Studies, who consider how the control of knowledge is shaping our everyday lives. From “weaponised copyright” as a censorship tool, to the battle over control of the internet’s “guts,” to the effects of state surveillance at the Mexico–U.S. border, this book offers a coherent way to understand the nature of power in the twenty-first century.

Blayne Haggart is Associate Professor of Political Science at Brock University, St. Catharines, Canada. A former economist with the Parliament of Canada, his research focuses on intellectual property rights and knowledge governance.

Kathryn Henne holds the Canada Research Chair in Biogovernance, Law and Society at the University of Waterloo, Canada, where she is a fellow of the Balsillie School of International Affairs. She is also Associate Professor at RegNet, the School of Regulation and Global Governance at the Australian National University.

Natasha Tusikov is Assistant Professor of Criminology at York University, Canada. She has also worked as a strategic criminal intelligence analyst and researcher at the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Ottawa.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Blayne Haggart
    • 1
  • Kathryn Henne
    • 2
  • Natasha Tusikov
    • 3
  1. 1.Brock UniversitySt. CatharinesCanada
  2. 2.University of WaterlooWaterlooCanada
  3. 3.York UniversityTorontoCanada

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