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This final volume in Manuel Castells' trilogy, with a substantialnew preface, is devoted to processes of global social changeinduced by the transition from the old industrial society to theemerging global network society. * Explains why China, rather than Japan, is the economic andpolitical actor that is revolutionizing the global system * Reflects on the contradictions of European unification,proposing the concept of the network state * Substantial new preface assesses the validity of thetheoretical construction presented in the conclusion of thetrilogy, proposing some conceptual modifications in light of theobserved experience…mehr

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This final volume in Manuel Castells' trilogy, with a substantialnew preface, is devoted to processes of global social changeinduced by the transition from the old industrial society to theemerging global network society. * Explains why China, rather than Japan, is the economic andpolitical actor that is revolutionizing the global system * Reflects on the contradictions of European unification,proposing the concept of the network state * Substantial new preface assesses the validity of thetheoretical construction presented in the conclusion of thetrilogy, proposing some conceptual modifications in light of theobserved experience

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  • Verlag: John Wiley & Sons
  • Seitenzahl: 488
  • Erscheinungstermin: 09.01.2010
  • Englisch
  • ISBN-13: 9781444323443
  • Artikelnr.: 37345976
Autorenporträt
Manuel Castells is Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Planning at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also University Professor and the Wallis Annenberg Chair in Communication Technology and Society at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and Research Professor at the Open University of Catalonia in Barcelona. He is Distinguished Visiting Professor of Technology and Society at M.I.T., and Distinguished Visiting Professor of Internet Studies at Oxford University. He is the recipient of numerous academic awards, including the Guggenheim Fellowship, C. Wright Mills Award, the Robert and Helen Lynd Award from the American Sociological Association, and the Ithiel de Sola Pool Award from the American Political Science Association. He is a Fellow of the European Academy, a Fellow of the Spanish Royal Academy of Economics, and a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy. He has received 16 honorary doctorates from universities around the world, and has been knighted by five countries. He has authored 23 books, among which is the trilogy The Information Age: Economy, Society, and Culture, first published by Blackwell in 1996-8, and translated into 22 languages.
Inhaltsangabe
List of Tables. List of Figures. List of Charts. Preface to the 2010 Edition of End of Millennium. Acknowledgments 1997. 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 Hyperindustrialism. 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. Marginalization and selective integration of Sub-Saharan Africa in the informational-global economy. Africa's technological apartheid at the dawn of the Information Age. The predatory state. Za1re: the personal appropriation of the state. Nigeria: oil
ethnicity
and military predation. Ethnic identity
economic globalization
and state formation in Africa. Africa's plight. Africa's hope? The South African connection. Out of Africa or back to Africa? The politics and economics of self-reliance. The New American Dilemma: Inequality
Urban Poverty
and Social Exclusion in the Information Age. Dual America. The inner-city ghetto as a system of social exclusion. When the underclass goes to hell. Globalization
Over-exploitation
and Social Exclusion: the View from the Children. The sexual exploitation of children. The killing of children: war massacres and child soldiers. Why children are wasted. 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. The structural perspective. Identifying the actors. Mechanisms of Accumulation. Narcotrafico
Development
and Dependency in Latin America. What are the economic consequences of the drugs industry for Latin America? Why Colombia? 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. A social model of the Japanese developmental process. Declining sun: the crisis of the Japanese model of development. The end of "Nagatacho politics". Hatten Hokka and Johoka Shakai: a contradictory relationship. Japan and the Pacific. Beheading the Dragon? Four Asian Tigers with a Dragon Head
and their Civil Societies. Understanding Asian development. Singapore: state nation-building via multinational corporations. South Korea: the state production of oligopolistic capitalism. Taiwan: flexible capitalism under the guidance of an inflexible state. Hong Kong model versus Hong Kong reality: small business in a world economy
and the colonial version of the welfare state. The breeding of the tigers: commonalities and dissimilarities in their process of economic development. The developmental state in East Asian industrialization: on the concept of the developmental state. The rise of the developmental state: from the politics of survival to the process of nation-building. The state and civil society in the restructuring of East Asia: how the developmental state succeeded in the development process. Divergent paths: Asian "tigers" in the economic crisis. Democracy
identity
and development in East Asia in the 1990s. Chinese Developmental Nationalism with Socialist Characteristics. The new Chinese revolution. Guanxi capitalism? China in the global economy. China's regional developmental states and the bureaucratic (capitalist) entrepreneurs. Weathering the storm? China in the Asian economic crisis. Democracy
development
and nationalism in the new China. 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 or European Project? Conclusion: Making Sense of our World. Genesis of a New World. A New Society. The New Avenues of Social Change. Beyond this Millennium. What is to be Done? Finale. Summary of Contents of Volumes I and II. References. Index.