Interdisciplinary Studies in Media and Democracy

The role of media and technologies in shaping democracy and democratic policies and publics in India.

Over the course of time, human communication has been mediated by market-driven technology and gadgets. In turn, these forms of communications shape the public sphere in which ideas of what we are circulate. Modernity has had a close relationship with communication technologies. 

This is a set of courses to help you understand what role media and technologies play in shaping democracy, democratic policies and publics in India. We live in a world of unprecedented access to information. Media and communication have the capacity to deepen democracy but also the ability to foster anti-democratic politics. 

You will learn how to identify and understand the role of media forms in democratic processes, social innovation, governance, and development. You will engage with many media forms such as social networking websites, media commodities, and analyse them.