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Political Science

Topics in Politics: Surveillance Capitalism

Political Science 3411 - Spring 2021

Capitalism in the 21st century has been shaped by the ability and incentive to collect and monetize data on human behavior. Digital technology has led to the creation of networks of surveillance mechanisms that have reshaped the economic, political, and social spheres. In this class we will compare contemporary capitalism with 19th and 20th century forms of capitalism and we will analyze how the incentives to collect and analyze data have reshaped individual and community relationships with markets, governments, and each other.
Course Attributes: BU BA

Section 01

Topics in Politics:
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