Ryan Kiggins

Ryan Kiggins
University of Central Oklahoma | UCO · Department of Political Science

Ph.D. Political Science (International Relations)

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Introduction
Investigating the politics of technological automation along number of directions including US Internet Governance Policy, AI and Robots, Political Violence and Social Media. Initiated new research program investigating interaction between Religious Ideas and Political Identities. This research program developed from (compelled) teaching of American National Government (about 10 years), 2016 US election outcome, and a regularly taught Religion and Politics course.
Additional affiliations
June 2013 - May 2014
University of Evansville
Position
  • Visiting Assistant Professor
June 2012 - June 2013
Williams College
Position
  • Visiting Assistant Professor
Description
  • One-year, sabbatical substitute.

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Publications (20)
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This book seeks to leverage academic interdisciplinarity to develop insight into how artificial intelligence (AI), the latest GPT to emerge, may influence or radically change socio-political norms, practices, and institutions. AI may best be understood as a predictive technology. “Prediction is the process of filling in missing information. Predict...
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The topic of robots and politics is addressed through examining what may be understood as a robot, what may be understood as politics, and offering a brief overview of three paths of scholarship examining how robots and politics intersect. Robots and politics intersect primarily through computational propaganda. Robots also intersect with politics...
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Theories of international relations may soon confront a crisis of explanative power. This crisis emerges from a shift in how policymakers determine policy decisions to effectuate outcomes consistent with global policy objectives. International relations theory is a composite of heterodox traditions many of which are in disagreement but nonetheless...
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Patrolling near the contested Islands of Senkaku/Diaoyu in the East Asian Sea on 8 September 2010, a Japanese Coast Guard crew detained the captain of a Chinese fishing boat whose crew was plying their trade near the Islands claimed as Japanese territory. The waters around these contested islands contain rich fishing grounds in addition to potentia...
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US Internet governance policy, it has been argued, is a threat to the Internet. Calls persist for the development of a multilateral Internet governance organization where states, especially the United States, play a lessened Internet governance role. Yet, US policymakers continue to resist greater multilateralism in global Internet governance favor...
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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the latest General-Purpose Technology, inducing disruption to processes of economic and social production. This collection focuses attention on AI induced disruption to social production processes including contributions that note such in the Global South and the BRICs-Brazil, Russia, India, and China. Scrutiny of so...
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China and the Geopolitics of Rare Earths. By Sophia Kalantzakos. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017. 248p. $29.95 cloth. - Volume 17 Issue 1 - Ryan David Kiggins
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This chapter investigates the increasing use of social media during a 2012 flare up in armed conflict between Hamas and the state of Israel. Through tweet and counter tweet, Israel, Hamas, and digital recruits engage in a duel as lethal to identity as kinetic projectiles. Internet connected devices such as smartphones have become hostile agents thr...
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Russian state (alleged) interference in the 2016 US presidential election constitutes the sort of concrete example of how automated and autonomous information technologies may effect outcomes in political economy. Moreover, this concrete example strikes at the conception that there is or should be a clear demarcation between international and natio...
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This chapter investigates the increasing use of social media during a 2012 flare up in armed conflict between Hamas and the state of Israel. Through tweet and counter tweet, Israel, Hamas, and digital recruits engage in a duel as lethal to identity as kinetic projectiles. Internet connected devices such as smartphones have become hostile agents thr...
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Within the broader literature concerned with potential bias in student measures of instructor effectiveness, two broad types of bias have been shown to operate in a course: internal and external. Missing is an assessment of the relative influence of each bias type in the classroom. Do internal or external types of bias matter more or less to studen...
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This collection examines implications of technological automation to global prosperity and peace. Focusing on robots, information communication technologies, and other automation technologies, it offers brief interventions that assess how automation may alter extant political, social, and economic institutions, norms, and practices that comprise th...
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This collection examines implications of technological automation to global prosperity and peace. Focusing on robots, information communication technologies, and other automation technologies, it offers brief interventions that assess how automation may alter extant political, social, and economic institutions, norms, and practices that comprise th...
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This chapter investigates the increasing use of social media during a 2012 flare up in armed conflict between Hamas and the state of Israel. Through tweet and counter tweet, Israel, Hamas, and digital recruits engage in a duel as lethal to identity as kinetic projectiles. Internet connected devices such as smartphones have become hostile agents thr...
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Available at: (copy & paste in browser) http://www.amazon.com/Political-Economy-Rare-Earth-Elements/dp/1137364238
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This chapter examines US cyber security policy in light of transnational cyber security, deterrence theory, and hegemonic stability theory. Recent work on US cyber security policy has argued for or against deterrence theory as a basis for US cyber security policy. Deterrence theory, as a state level theory of national security, focuses attention on...
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In 1997, the United States government claimed ownership of the root file database and the domain name system (DNS) on which the functioning of the Internet depends. This U.S. decision constructed the Internet as a global marketplace rather than as a global public community even as the latter vision of Internet governance was equally compatible with...
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US Internet governance policy has recently been characterized as a threat to an “open and free” Internet. While other work on global governance of the Internet has not explicitly employed the language of “threat” to describe US Internet governance policy, it has been nearly as contemptuous. Criticism of US Internet governance policy relies on a str...

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Explicate Mormon political identity within the context of American Exceptionalism, lending support to the claim that political ideas and religious ideas cross-pollinate.
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Assist securitization theory through providing a conceptual model that empirically demonstrates economic security spillover.