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Gestell

Claudio Ciborra

in The Labyrinths of Information: Challenging the Wisdom of Systems

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199275267
eISBN:
9780191714399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275267.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

Since the second half of the 1990s, IBM has led the way in formulating and deploying an extensive new fabric of processes and tools which allows them to operate efficiently as a truly global company. ... More


Lineages of the Digital State

Philip N. Howard

in The Digital Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy: Information Technology and Political Islam

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199736416
eISBN:
9780199866441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736416.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

This chapter addresses two important questions: Which governments are online? What is the relative capacity of their information infrastructure? There are many aspects to the information society, and ... More


Dérive

Claudio Ciborra

in The Labyrinths of Information: Challenging the Wisdom of Systems

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199275267
eISBN:
9780191714399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275267.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

This chapter does not pursue further the view of technology as being endowed with independent action, or even intentions. Rather, it reflects on the idea that one of the main characteristics of ICT ... More


Telecommunications and the Political Design of the Information Infrastructure

Shalini Venturelli

in Liberalizing the European Media: Politics, Regulation, and the Public Sphere

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198233794
eISBN:
9780191678998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198233794.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

After engaging in a discussion on the post-liberal framework of participatory theory of public space in the previous chapter, this fourth chapter opens a discussion on the political design of ... More


A Bridge Too Far?: Critical Remarks on the Concept of “Infrastructure” in Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Information Systems

Charlotte P. Lee and Kjeld Schmidt

in Socio-Informatics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198733249
eISBN:
9780191797736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198733249.003.0006
Subject:
Mathematics, Computational Mathematics / Optimization

The study of computing infrastructures has grown significantly due to the rapid proliferation and ubiquity of large-scale IT-based installations. At the same time, recognition has also grown of the ... More


The Theory of Modern Bureaucracy and the Neglected Role of IT

Patrick Dunleavy, Helen Margetts, Simon Bastow, and Jane Tinkler

in Digital Era Governance: IT Corporations, the State, and e-Government

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199296194
eISBN:
9780191700750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296194.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology, Political Economy

This chapter shows that long before Max Weber codified his ideal type of bureaucracy in the 1890s, there was an appreciation that the planning, implementation, storage, and re-accessing of written ... More


Roots of Early Uses of Information: The Birth of an Infrastructure, 1600s–1870

James W. Cortada

in All the Facts: A History of Information in the United States since 1870

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190460679
eISBN:
9780190460709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190460679.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Colonists had used information since their arrival in North America. This chapter argues that they established a legacy of literacy and reading, supported by educational systems and establishment of ... More


E-government as a Means of Development in India

J. P. Singh

in Bits and Atoms: Information and Communication Technology in Areas of Limited Statehood

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199941599
eISBN:
9780199349517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199941599.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Democratization

This chapter evaluates the partial e-government initiatives in India to focus on the conditions for success and failure. The term e-governance is employed to connote delivery of services in general, ... More


From Archaeology to Architecture: Building a Place for Noncommercial Culture Online

Gary O. Larson

in Social Media Archeology and Poetics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034654
eISBN:
9780262336871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034654.003.0030
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter examines various approaches to ensuring a place for nonprofit culture online, drawing from the various noncommercial networking projects discussed elsewhere in the anthology, as well as ... More


Multistakeholderism, Civil Society, and Global Diplomacy: The Case of the World Summit on the Information Society

Wolfgang Kleinwächter

in Governing Global Electronic Networks: International Perspectives on Policy and Power

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042512
eISBN:
9780262271936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042512.003.0416
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

This chapter focuses on the evolution of civil society participation in the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) process and the rise of “multistakeholderism” as a new principle with the ... More


Conclusion: Digital Media and the Rhythms of Social Change

Philip N. Howard and Muzammil M. Hussain

in Democracy’s Fourth Wave?: Digital Media and the Arab Spring

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199936953
eISBN:
9780199333080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936953.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

In this chapter, we build on the multi-stage framework for political change observed during the early aftermath of the Arab Spring to understand the contextual variables that were in play before it ... More


How Americans Used Information to Shape Their Society

James W. Cortada

in All the Facts: A History of Information in the United States since 1870

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190460679
eISBN:
9780190460709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190460679.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This is the concluding chapter, which summarizes the key themes of the book. It also offers insights that are organized according to the different constituencies they are aimed at: historians, ... More


1.1 The Long Now of Cyberinfrastructure

Geoffrey C. Bowker, Paul N. Edwards, Steven J. Jackson, and Cory P. Knobel

in World Wide Research: Reshaping the Sciences and Humanities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014397
eISBN:
9780262272087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014397.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

In advanced industrialized countries, academic scientists and funding agencies have been trying to develop new forms of “e-science” or “cyberinfrastructure,” the set of organizational practices, ... More


Democracy’s Fourth Wave?: Digital Media and the Arab Spring

Philip N. Howard and Muzammil M. Hussain

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199936953
eISBN:
9780199333080
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936953.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

In 2011, four of the world’s most recalcitrant dictators—Zine el Abadine Ben Ali of Tunisia, Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, Muammar el-Gaddafi of Libya, and Ali Abdullah Saleh of Yemen—fell after decades in ... More


Freifunk: When Technology and Politics Assemble into Subversion

Gregers Petersen

in Subversion, Conversion, Development: Cross-Cultural Knowledge Exchange and the Politics of Design

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262027168
eISBN:
9780262322492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027168.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

The chapter traces the lines that weave together wireless technology and subversive politics in Berlin, Germany. It examines a new wireless networking paradigm, and the creation of a free ... More


Boundary Objects: Building EHRs at National and Local Level

Ian P. McLoughlin, Karin Garrety, Rob Wilson, Ping Yu, and Andrew Dalley

in The Digitalization of Healthcare: Electronic Records and the Disruption of Moral Orders

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198744139
eISBN:
9780191804069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744139.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

This chapter delves more deeply into the problems and challenges involved in co-ordinating and fostering consultation, engagement, and collaboration in EHR projects amongst diverse communities where ... More


The Recent History of Digital Media and Dissent

Philip N. Howard and Muzammil M. Hussain

in Democracy’s Fourth Wave?: Digital Media and the Arab Spring

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199936953
eISBN:
9780199333080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936953.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

Information infrastructure provides new avenues for collective action. Since the commercialization of digital media, information infrastructure has become a formative space for nurturing and ... More


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