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Digital Formations: It and New Architectures in the Global Realm


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Beschreibung

Beschreibung

"A valuable contribution to scholarship, and one that I enjoyed reading, "Digital Formations" takes a unique approach to the subject of information technology. In seeking to build new conceptual frameworks and develop new perspectives, it provides a solid foundation for the elaboration of future empirical and theoretical work on IT and globalization."--Michel S. Laguerre, University of California, Berkeley, author of "The Informal City" and "The Global Ethnopolis"
"Comprehensive and insightful, "Digital Formations" will be greeted warmly in the fields that overlap its concerns. It addresses a most important set of questions concerning the relationship of information technologies to globalization. And this is an urgent topic for social science."--Mark Poster, University of California, Irvine, author of "The Mode of Information" and "What's the Matter with the Internet?"

Inhaltsverzeichnis

List of Illustrations vii Acknowledgments ix Introduction Digital Formations: Constructing an Object of Study by Robert Latham and Saskia Sassen 1 SPACES OF KNOWLEDGE 35 Recombinant Technology and New Geographies of Association by Jonathan Bach and David Stark 37 Electronic Markets and Activist Networks: The Weight of Social Logics in Digital Formations by Saskia Sassen 54 The New Mobility of Knowledge: Digital Information Systems and Global Flagship Networks by Dieter Ernst 89 NETWORKS OF COOPERATION 115 Cooperative Networks and the Rural-Urban Divide by D. Linda Garcia 117 Networks, Information, and the Rise of the Global Internet by Robert Latham 146 The Political Economy of Open Source Software and Why It Matters by Steven Weber 178 DESIGNS AND INSTITUTIONS 213 Designing Information Resources for Transboundary Conflict Early Warning Networks by Hayward R. Alker 215 Discourse Architecture and Very Large-scale Conversation by Warren Sack 242 Transnational Communication and the European Demos by Lars-Erik Cederman and Peter A. Kraus 283 Information Technology and State Capacity in China by Doug Guthrie 312 List of Contributors 339 Index 341

Portrait

Robert Latham is Director of the Social Science Research Council Program on Information Technology and International Cooperation. He is the author of "The Liberal Moment". Saskia Sassen is the Ralph Lewis Professor of Sociology at the University of Chicago and Centennial Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics. Her books include "The Global City" and the forthcoming "Denationalization: Territory, Authority, and Rights in a Global Digital Age" (both Princeton).

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"A valuable contribution to scholarship, and one that I enjoyed reading, Digital Formations takes a unique approach to the subject of information technology. In seeking to build new conceptual frameworks and develop new perspectives, it provides a solid foundation for the elaboration of future empirical and theoretical work on IT and globalization." - Michel S. Laguerre, University of California, Berkeley, author of The Informal City and The Global Ethnopolis "Comprehensive and insightful, Digital Formations will be greeted warmly in the fields that over-lap its concerns. It addresses a most important set of questions concerning the relationship of information technologies to globalization. And this is an urgent topic for social science." - Mark Poster, University of California, Irvine, author of The Mode of Information and What's the Matter with the Internet?"
EAN: 9780691119878
ISBN: 0691119872
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: PRINCETON UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2005
Seitenanzahl: 384 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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