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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 : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The book explores the links between information, development, wellbeing and dignity, gathering together a distinguished group of scholars to assess these inter-related concepts in several different  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Manuel Castells; Pekka Himanen
ISBN: 9780198716082 0198716087
OCLC Number: 935717969
Notes: Índice.
Description: xix, 360 p. : il.
Contents: Introduction ; PART I: ANALYTICAL FRAMEWORK ; 1. Models of Development in the Global Information Age: Constructing an Analytical Framework ; PART II: CASE STUDIES ; 2. The Silicon Valley Model: Economic Dynamism, Social Exclusion ; 3. Reconstructing the Finnish Model 2.0: Building a Sustainable Development Model? ; 4. Toward a Welfare State 2.0: Crisis and Renewal of the European Welfare State? ; 5. Development as Culture: Human Development and Information Development in China ; 6. South Africa Informational Development and Human Development: Rights vs. Capabilities ; 7. Development, Democracy, and Social Change in Chile ; 8. Pacifism, Human Development, and Informational Development: The Costa Rican Model ; PART III: RECONCEPTUALIZING DEVELOPMENT ; 9. Rethinking Human Development ; 10. Dignity as Development: The Cultural Link Between Informational and Human Development
Responsibility: edited by Manuel Castells and Pekka Himanen.

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