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The Information Revolution

Joseph S. Nye

in The Paradox of American Power: Why the World's Only Superpower Can't Go It Alone

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195161106
eISBN:
9780199871087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195161106.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The information revolution, which is now transforming societies around the world, is also changing the nature of governments and sovereignty, increasing the role of non‐state actors, and enhancing ... More


Digital Taylorism

Phillip Brown, Hugh Lauder, and David Ashton

in The Global Auction: The Broken Promises of Education, Jobs, and Incomes

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199731688
eISBN:
9780199944125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731688.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter introduces Frederick Winslow Taylor's system of scientific management, which was achieved through the application of knowledge to work. It shows that there has been an information ... More


Postscript: ICT and Mahatma Gandhi

Balmiki Prasad Singh

in India's Culture: The State, the Arts, and Beyond

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198060635
eISBN:
9780199080250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198060635.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Indian civilization is deep-rooted and far-reaching. There were four encounters that have been seminal in Indian civilization. Each of these four civilizational encounters has deeply influenced the ... More


Introduction

Catherine J. Golden

in Posting It: The Victorian Revolution in Letter Writing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033792
eISBN:
9780813039336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033792.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book returns to the historical moment in Victorian Britain before the invention of the telegraph and the telephone and just at the opening of the Great Western Railway in 1838, a service which ... More


Cybermarxism and Innovation (1961–1971)

Arvid Nelson

in Cold War Ecology: Forests, Farms, and People in the East German Landscape, 1945-1989

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106602
eISBN:
9780300130300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106602.003.0007
Subject:
History, Environmental History

The Soviet Union entered the 1960s with confidence after its victory in World War II, coupled with promising economic and political prospects. The Soviet bloc was having unprecedented productivity ... More


Information Flows in War and Peace

James Der Derian

in The Global Flow of Information: Legal, Social, and Cultural Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748114
eISBN:
9780814749470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748114.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter maintains that global information flows have brought with them a world of enhanced communication, transparency, and productivity (the good side of information), but not without ... More


News of the Future (and the Future of News)

Joel Simon

in The New Censorship: Inside the Global Battle for Media Freedom

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160643
eISBN:
9780231538336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160643.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter presents some preemptive measures that can be taken to meet the following challenges to the global flow of information: a new generation of autocrats who are better at concealing ... More


Space and Time: Constraints and Opportunities

Neil J. Smelser and John S. Reed

in Usable Social Science

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520273566
eISBN:
9780520954144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273566.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

The authors define space and time as universal but culturally variable constraints on social action. Two classical studies on these constraints are summarized. Among the areas emphasized are the ... More


Networks, Netwar, and Narratives

Samuel Weber

in Targets of Opportunity: On the Militarization of Thinking

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823224753
eISBN:
9780823235650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823224753.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter discusses networks and netwar. Netwar is purely a military homonym of cyberwar, a parallel concept about information-age conflict at the less military, low-intensity, more social end of ... More


“Abandon’d Wretches”: Rethinking The War on Pirates, 1713–1740

Mark G. Hanna

in Pirate Nests and the Rise of the British Empire, 1570-1740

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469617947
eISBN:
9781469617961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617947.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines the so-called “War on Pirates,” the period roughly between 1716 and 1726, and the factors that led to the downfall of piracy in English colonies. For generations, the English ... More


Max Boisot and the Dynamic Evolution of Knowledge

Martin Ihrig and John Child

in Knowledge, Organization, and Management: Building on the Work of Max Boisot

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199669165
eISBN:
9780191749346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669165.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Knowledge Management

The introductory chapter outlines Max Boisot’s Information-Space (I-Space), a conceptual framework that facilitates the study of knowledge flows in diverse populations of ‘agents’. As one of Boisot’s ... More


Marketcraft American Style: Why the World’s “Freest” Market Economy Is the Most Governed

Steven K. Vogel

in Marketcraft: How Governments Make Markets Work

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190699857
eISBN:
9780190699888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190699857.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

The United States not only regulates markets, like other countries, but the very market-like features of its liberal market model are themselves products of laws, practices, and norms. In fact, the ... More


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