Stuart Thorson

Professor Emeritus, Political Science and International Relations


Contact Information

409 Crouse-Hinds
(315) 443-9802

Donald P. and Margaret Curry Gregg Professor Emeritus


Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1972


Information technology policy, international relations, political theory and methodology


PSC 755, Politics and Governance in the Information Age

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


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). 

Research Interests

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

Research 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.