ISA Annual Convention: Power, Principles and Participation in the Global Information Age

April 1, 2012 – April 4, 2012 all-day
International Studies Association (ISA)
San Diego

The theme of this year’s conference is inspired by the apparent impact of new information and communication technologies on international and transnational affairs. Information has altered power relations; it has help to globalize norms and principles; it has the potential to bring new participants into political and social processes world-wide. From geographic information systems that bring satellite images to our research to sophisticated form of electronic textual analysis to internet surveys, it is undeniable that a whole range of new technologies is affecting the way we think about and do research in international studies. How have the rapid and fundamental changes in information and communication technologies influenced the political environment and altered global connections?

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