This page, running since 1994, is devised for the use of University of Northampton students, however, other readers may find some of the information and links useful.



Links to Module Guides & Media and 1960s module resources:


IRD 1009 Communication, Freedom and Democracy


IRD1026: Politics and Vision: LECTURE 1 - What is Politics


IRD 2101: Security, Terror and ‘New Wars’.

Lecture 1: What is Security

Lecture 4: The character of war  +  reading (1) and (2)


IRD 2103: Global Information Networks.

Session 2 - Thinking about Networks Readings:  1 & 2

Session 3 (18-10-16)  - Notes and reading: Oral cultures and info-networks



IRD 3025  - The Sixties - Counter-culture & Radicalism


IRD 3037 (formerly Soc 3037) - Global Ethics - Lecture on Virtue Ethics and Complexity; Lecture on Religion & Ethics; Ethics and extremity


IRD 3041 Propaganda, Scandal and Media


Sixties (Soc 3025) (radicalism and counter-culture) RESOURCE PAGE

Media Resource page - including: LECTURE NOTES!

Methodologies Table for outline of  media methods






Course guide MA International Relations & MS-word version to save

MA International Relations Timetable & staff list etc 2016-17


Soc M025: International Relations Theory (1) Lecture notes for 1st session (5-10-16)


Soc M077 - Politics of International Communications;


Sess 2 - Empire of Comms + reading;+ Seminar Qs; 


Session 3 - Cold War and Propaganda  + questions;


Session 4 - Internet and International Political-Economy; 

map of net structures & though a litle dated, good intro to issues (Mueller) and good recent overview of pols of net, and this more journalistic article about US control and ICANN;  Seminar reading links for 8th March;

Seminar Qs for 8th March


Session 6 (March 15th) - Global communication; state autonomy


Session 7 (March 22nd) Post-Snowden communications networks

Key Readings: David Lyon and Myers West


Soc M079 - World Trade Organisation

Soc M079 - Political Economy of Communications



     Link to UoN LIBRARY



Government ambitions for Higher Education policy.


Especially useful media related staff.









Graham McBeath



Fawsley room 4, Park.




James White


Fawsley 30










David Gauntlett’s worthwhile site – lots of good stuff here and here (theory)

Superb set of links to all kinds of media and cultural studies web sites zap  this

The Guardian and also its Media page



British board of Film Classification

Techno-Prophets Here is a vast set of links to many of the leading figures in media, communications, information theory, AI and A-Life, advanced media technologies etc.


 Remember, there is no such thing as ‘the Shannon AND Weaver’ Theory of Communication – only 2 separate papers published one year apart when Weaver offered a clever gloss (re-interpretation) for human communication issues, of Shannon’s ideas about the efficient transmitting of information (coding) in telephone systems:

And here they are…

Claude E Shannon's classic paper: A Mathematical Theory of Communication

Warren Weaver’s much used 1949 commentary on Shannon’s work



Here is a good explanation of how the British government system work – you need to know this sort of thing as general knowledge.

Useful site listing all of the Government Departments








                                                                                                            Thinkers who made us think againclick their pics to know more

                                                                        Husserl                       Nietzsche                    Foucault

                                                                        1859-1938                   1844-1900                   1926-1984


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