網際網路:全球文化及跨國規範- Abdul Paliwala

分類:國際暑期大學第一期-2015年 建立於 2016-01-06, 週三 08:46
 

課程名稱

Course name

at least in English, additionally in Chinese preferred

() 網際網路:全球文化及跨國規範

(Eng.) The Internet: Global Culture and National, International and Netizen Regulation

開課老師所屬單位

Offering dept. and university

Department / faculty:

School of Law, University of Warwick

授課教師資料

Offering teacher’s information

Name:  Professor Abdul Paliwala

Tel. / mobile phone number: +447503162975

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學經歷

Curriculum Vitae

Education: LLB, PhD. King’s College, University of London;

Professional Appointments: currently Professor Emeritus, School of Law, University of Warwick; Formerly Professor of Law, University of Warwick, Director, International Development Law and Human Rights; Director, Law Courseware Consortium, Electronic Law Journals, UK Centre for Legal Education; 1973-78 Associate Professor Faculty of Law, University of Papua New Guinea (1977-8 Head of Department and Dean); 1976-77 Secretary, Law Reform Commission of Papua New Guinea; 1971 & 1972 Lecturer in Law, University of Dar es Salaam; 1968-71 Lecturer in Law, Queen’s University of Belfast, 1969-71 (part-secondment) Chief Parliamentary Draftsman and Law Reform Office, Northern Ireland.

Other qualification: Barrister at Law, Gray’s Inn, London.

合作開課老師

Cooperating teacher(s) in this course

x Yes:

Name:  Professor Amy Shee

Department / faculty: Law,

University: National Chung Cheng University

Tel. / mobile phone number:_+886-5-2720411 ext.17600_

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l  Please extend this part to meet your need if you have more than one cooperating teacher in this course.

None

學分數

Credit(s)

1

R 2

3

授課對象

Target audience

R Undergraduate

R Postgraduate

助教需求

(T.A. requested)

R Yes

No

課程目標

Goal of this course

description within 150 words

The internet has had a transforming effect on culture, economy and society. It is a very recent phenomenon, each of us engages with it in ways which was unthinkable just two decades ago. The objective of this course will be to mutually explore how it is affecting each of us as students, citizens and netizens and how the manner in which it is governed is affecting different people in different cultural and socio-economic contexts.  The term ‘netizen’ has been defined by Hauben as

People who care about Usenet and the bigger Net and work towards building the cooperative and collective nature which benefits the larger world.

課程簡述

Course description

description within 350 words

This course considers the creation of a global culture of the internet and the manner in which attempts by states, international institutions and ‘netizen’ institutions succeed and fail to develop effective governance.

By global culture of the internet we mean the manner in which digitalisation and especially the internet is transforming global society. It has led to new ways in which people connect with each other across the globe, do business, work, study, and enjoy art and music and other forms of culture. Manuel Castells refers to it as the Network Information Society . Thus the first set of questions the module will ask is

To what extent is the Internet producing a new global culture? Does it affect everyone in the same way or do different people (for example digital rich and digital poor) get affected differently?

This will be followed by an exploration of the reasons why the internet culture may be different. It will examine the underlying structure of the internet and suggest that the governance of the internet goes beyond traditional ideas of ‘state regulation’.  The formation of the internet in which both the US military and ‘netizen’ organisations played key roles has resulted in complex governance structures. Of special importance in these structures is the principle of ‘free culture’ in which cyberspace is supposed to be free space in which geographical boundaries do not count, regulation is primarily by and for netizens and there is a principle of free resources such as software and content. The principle of free culture is restricted by the role of state and international regulation, of intellectual property ownership and regulatory control by corporate interests. Finally, there is the principle of ‘Code as Law’ under which the technical infrastructure of the internet itself controls the use of the internet.

課程內容/授課大綱

Course content / outline

You can introduce the course weekly.

The themes we will consider include:

  1. The Internet as Global Culture
  2. The Principle of Free Culture
  3. Corporate Culture and Property Rights in the Internet
  4. Free Culture vs Security
  5. Phishing and other ‘Bad Things’
  6. Global digital poverty and global governance

學習評量方式

Assessment / grading policy

Assessment will consist:

  1. of performance in class especially in presentations (20%)
  2. a short student essay or an e-submission including multimedia and the internet (80%)

課程之教學方法 Teaching methods for this course

In accordance with the ancient principle 弟子不必不如師,師不必賢於弟子(弟子不弟子必不如师,师不必贤于弟子)we will undertake to learn from each other. In particular, how do western ideas apply in East Asian contexts? The classes will involve presentations by the course teacher as well as by students and discussion of the issues raised.

教科書&參考書目 Textbook & other reference

Students will be supplied with reading materials

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