POL409H1: Political Economy of Technology: From the Auto-Industrial to the Information Age


The course explores the centrality of science and technology in political affairs generally and its current significance for public policy in particular. It applies the conceptual tools of political economy to analyze the nature of technological change in industrial democracies. It assesses the social and political consequences of the current wave of technological innovation and alternative responses of industrial democracies. (Offered in alternate years)


CSC300H1/​ECO360Y1/​GGR431H1/​HPS201H1/​HPS202H1/​HPS431H1/​POL218Y5/​a POL 300 or 400 level course in comparative politics. See the Departments website http://politics.utoronto.ca/undergraduate/courses/fallwinter-timetable/ for POL courses by area group/SOC356Y1.

Distribution Requirements: 
Social Science
Breadth Requirements: 
Society and its Institutions (3)