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Politics and Policy

Science and technology constitute vital parts of politics, whether providing knowledge and solutions for significant political issues (e.g., climate change, energy), tools for political mobilization (e.g., social media), or means of warfare (e.g., weapons, intelligence). In turn, what kinds of science and technology get developed in society entail various political factors, from resources and interests to institutions and infrastructures to ideologies and worldviews. This concentration covers topics such as social movement, electoral politics, public policy and policymaking, national and global security (e.g., military conflicts, biosecurity, food security, cybersecurity, terrorism, nuclear proliferation), disasters, and science and technology nationalism.

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