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PS329 – Secrecy Surveillance and Democracy

This course explores the impacts of secrecy and surveillance on the exercise of democracy. How do secrets affect the governed and the state? How does surveillance affect the watcher and the watched? Is informed consent possible in a national security state? Who defines national security? Who benefits from the definition? How are civil rights safeguarded, and how is privacy redefined? How do secrecy and surveillance, in the digital age influence the practice of journalism and fhe exercise of citizenship?

Offerings

TermBlockTitleInstructorLocationStudent Limit/ AvailableUpdated
Fall 2018 Block 2 Secrecy Surveillance and Democracy Juan Lindau, Diane Alters Palmer Hall 123 32/9 12/15/2018