You’ll develop a deep understanding of key political concepts such as power, democracy and security in this major.

Probe and question political structures and how new media technology has created fresh opportunities for democratic mobilisation and participation at local, national and global levels, while opening up new ways to corrupt democratic processes.

Analyse how the use and misuse of technology influences security, privacy, freedom and human rights in traditional political processes and institutions.

Formulate strong arguments and use your critical thinking skills to provide solutions to the challenges facing governments and the governed in the twenty first century.

The study of politics, power and technology is multi-disciplinary and includes politics, philosophy, and history.

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Investigate humanity’s critical problems through new themed majors. Create campaigns for real social change. Combine your passion for a better world with the skills to find a meaningful career. The future will thank you.
 

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