857-0098-00L  The Politics of Cybersecurity

SemesterAutumn Semester 2019
LecturersM. Dunn Cavelty, M. Leese
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentNumber of participants limited to 15.
MACIS students are given priority.


AbstractThis research seminar focuses on the rise of “cyber security” as a security political issue. We focus on the interrelationship between digital technologies, their development, their use and misuse by human actors on the one hand and enduring negotiation processes between the state and its bureaucracies, society, and the private sector to develop solution on the other.
ObjectiveThe aim of this research seminar is to introduce students to different waves of cybersecurity literature, have them reflect critically on the development and main focal points, and to give them enough theoretical background so that they can write a research papers on a cybersecurity politics topic of their choice.