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End of millennium

Author: Manuel Castells
Publisher: Oxford ; Malden, MA : Blackwell Publishers, 2000.
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"Manuel Castells concludes the Information Age trilogy by considering the intersection of the global network society and factional project identities. As always, the scope of Castell's argument is far-ranging. Among the subjects addressed are the collapse of the Soviet Union; the potential emergence of the Asian Pacific as the next region of major world power; and the rapidly increasing growth of a "Fourth World"--A  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Manuel Castells
ISBN: 0631221395 9780631221395
OCLC Number: 43885757
Description: xv, 448 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: A Time of Change ----1. The Crisis of Industrial Statism and the Collapse of the Soviet Union. The Extensive Model of Economic Growth and the Limits of Hyper industrialism ---
The Technology Question ---
The Abduction of Identity and the Crisis of Soviet Federalism ---
The Last Perestroika ---
Nationalism, Democracy, and the Disintegration of the Soviet State ---
The Scars of History, the Lessons for Theory, the Legacy for Society ----2. The Rise of the Fourth World: Informational Capitalism, Poverty, and Social Exclusion. Toward a Polarized World? A Global Overview ---
The De-humanization of Africa ---
The New American Dilemma: Inequality, Urban Poverty, and Social Exclusion in the Information Age ---
Globalization, Over-exploitation, and Social Exclusion: the View from the Children ---Conclusion: the Black Holes of Informational Capitalism ----
3. The Perverse Connection: the Global Criminal Economy. Organizational Globalization of Crime, Cultural Identification of Criminals ---
The Pillage of Russia ---
Mechanisms of Accumulation ---
Narcotrafico, Development, and Dependency in Latin America ---The Impact of Global Crime on Economy, Politics, and Culture ----
4. Development and Crisis in the Asian Pacific: Globalization and the State. The Changing Fortunes of the Asian Pacific ---
Heisei's Japan: Developmental State versus Information Society ---
Beheading the Dragon? Four Asian Tigers with a Dragon Head, and their Civil Societies ---
Chinese Developmental Nationalism with Socialist Characteristics --
Conclusion: Globalization and the State ----
5. The Unification of Europe: Globalization, identity, and the Network State --
European Unification as a Sequence of Defensive Reactions: a Half-century Perspective ---
Globalization and European Integration ---
Cultural Identity and European Unification ---
The Institutionalization of Europe: the Network State ---
European Identity of European Project? ----
Conclusion: Making Sense of our World.
Responsibility: Manuel Castells.
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