Digital Politics and Government

The Internet has transformed political behaviour, from voting and campaigning for policy change, to protest and even revolution. This poses a challenge to states, as political movements become more turbulent, unpredictable, and societies harder to govern. To understand this radically transformed political world, we are re-examining the models and conceptual frameworks of political science and theory, and developing social data science methodologies to understand political behaviour.

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Teaching

In the digital era, political institutions, activities and relationships are increasingly mediated and shaped by the technologies of information and communication. Our teaching programmes provides students with the toolkit of concepts, theories, methods and principles to carry out ‘e-literate’ analysis of politics and policy and to conduct further postgraduate research in this field.

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Study with us at a fully multi-disciplinary centre for Internet-related research, located in the world-leading University of Oxford.

We offer both full-time and part-time courses including an MSc in Social Science of the Internet and a DPhil in Information, Communication and the Social Sciences.

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We are proud of the strong relationships we’ve built with our existing funders and are delighted to publicly acknowledge their support. We always seek to engage our sponsors in the department’s activities and would be excited to discuss such opportunities with any new parties interested in supporting our important work.