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Stuart Thorson

Stuart Thorson

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409 Crouse-Hinds

Stuart Thorson

Professor Emeritus, Political Science Department

Professor Emeritus, International Relations Undergraduate Program

Donald P. and Margaret Curry Gregg Professor Emeritus

Senior Research Associate, Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration


PSC 755, Politics and Governance in the Information Age

Thorson also directs the interdisciplinary graduate certificate program in Information Technology, Policy, and Management. 

Highest degree earned

Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1972

Areas of Expertise

Information technology policy, international relations, political theory and methodology

Research Interests

Thorson’s research focuses on the impact of information and communications technologies on governance.

Research Grant Awards and Projects

Thorson is directing research in the area of integrated information technology involving collaborative research teams from Syracuse University and Kim Chaek University of Technology, Pyongyang, DPRK.

Thorson is examining e-governance efforts on the Korean peninsula and the PRC.

Thorson is involved with a multidisciplinary team of researchers at Syracuse University doing research in the area of systems assurance. His particular interest within this involves e-governance and questions of privacy and security.

Selected Publications

Northrup, Terrell A. and Stuart Thorson. 2003. The Web of Governance and Democratic Accountability, to appear in the Proceedings of the IEEE Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-36)

Thorson, Stuart J. and Christopher Sedore. 2002. SPAM and Personal Privacy, to appear in the Proceedings of the Korean Information Security Agency 2002 International Conference on Personal Data Protection

Thorson, Stuart J., Jongwoo Han, Thomas Harblin, and Edward Bogucz. 2000. E-government, elections, and democracy. Peace Forum. XVI(28), 28-36

Ahn, Moon Suk, Silvana Rubino-Hallman, Jongwoo Han, and Stuart Thorson. 2000. The concept of an information audit for public organizations. World Economic Development in 2000, pp. 144-149. (World Bank: London).