The Global Politics of Information
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Research Agenda

Standards Competition
in the Information Age

Information Revolution
and Power Transformation

The World Politics
of Networks

The World Politics of lnformation: Theory, Issues, and Strategies

Knowledge Order
in East Asia

Essays on 
the Global Politics
of Information


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  Sangbae KIM

   Department of International Relations
   Seoul National University

The global politics of information (GPI) explores the transformation of global politics caused by the development of information technology, and develops various explanatory frameworks in light of "power" and "governance," two major concepts in International Relations. For example, key research agenda in the global politics of information technology include the virtual state, information warfare, network security, digital diplomacy, e-government, electronic democracy, international digital divide, information and communications industries, technical standard competition, electronic commerce, digital property rights, Internet governance, global media, informatization and the environmental politics, and so on. To understand these issues in more thorough ways, t
he global politics of information (GPI) will rely on  various theoretical resources accumulated in the tradition of International Relations, and will apply those resources to  major fields in International Relations, 1) diplomatic and security affairs, 2)  political economic affairs, and 3) knowledge and cultural politics.  Currently, the research focus is on the three agenda:  1) standards competition in the information age, 2) information revolution and power transformation, 3) the world politics of networks, 4) knowledge order in East Asia, and 5) soft power and National Strategies.


December 7, 2007