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Reconceptualizing development in the global information age

Author: Manuel Castells; Pekka Himanen
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This book stands out as one of the most provocative insights into the impact of the Global Information Age on all dimensions of the human experience.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Manuel Castells; Pekka Himanen
ISBN: 9780198716082 0198716087
OCLC Number: 892704534
Description: xix, 360 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Models of development in the global information age : constructing an analytical framework / Manuel Castells and Pekka Himanen --
The Silicon Valley model : economic dynamism, social exclusion / Anna Lee Saxenian --
Reconstructing the Finnish model 2.0 : building a sustainable development model? / Pekka Himanen --
Toward a welfare state 2.0? The crisis and renewal of the European welfare state / Manuel Castells, Isidora Chacón, and Pekka Himanen --
Development as culture : human development and information development in China / You-tien Hsing --
South African informational development and human development : rights vs. capabilities / Nico Cloete and Alison Gillwald --
Development, democracy, and social change in Chile / Fernando Calderón and Manuel Castells --
Pacificism, human development, and informational development : the Costa Rican model / Isidora Chacón --
Rethinking human development / Fernando Calderón --
Dignity as development / Pekka Himanen.
Responsibility: edited by Manuel Castells, Pekka Himanen.
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