Governing Technology (L2077)

30 credits, Level 6

Spring teaching

This module explores the interaction between states, firms and other stakeholders in the process of technological innovation. In particular it focuses upon the different approaches followed in post-industrial and emerging economies to facilitate and regulate the management of new technologies drawing upon a range of literature grounded in political science and public policy (including debates on the developmental/regulatory state debates, varieties of capitalism and risk regulation). The module combines theoretical and historical perspectives to examine a number of case studies including biotechnologies, clean energy transitions and digital technologies.

Teaching

100%: Seminar

Assessment

100%: Written assessment (Dissertation)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 300 hours of work. This breaks down into 33 hours of contact time and 267 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.