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The Power of Networks - Organizing the Global Politics of the Internet (Hardcover) Loot Price: R2,392
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The Power of Networks - Organizing the Global Politics of the Internet (Hardcover): Mikkel Flyverbom

The Power of Networks - Organizing the Global Politics of the Internet (Hardcover)

Mikkel Flyverbom

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With an ever-growing number of users, the Internet is central to the processes of globalization, cultural formations, social encounters and economic development. These aside, it is also fast becoming an important political domain. Struggles over disclosure, access and regulation are only the most visible signs that the Internet is quickly becoming a site of fierce political conflict involving states, technical groups, business and civil society. As the debate over the global politics of the Internet intensifies, this book will be a valuable guide for anyone seeking to understand the emergence, organization and shape of this new issue. In this vivid study, Mikkel Flyverbom captures how questions about the digital divide and the information revolution, dialogues with stakeholders, and networked forms of organization have become key features of the global politics of the Internet. Tracing the making and stabilization of this transnational issue in and around the United Nations over almost a decade, this book demonstrates how multi-stakeholder networks make new political domains accessible and unsettle established ways of organizing transnational governance. The Power of Networks offers a rich account of the practices and effects of organizing global politics and governance through dialogues and collaborations between governments, business and societies the world over. Offering a novel analytical vocabulary for the study of ordering, governance and organization, this innovative ethnographic study of hybrid organizations and entangled forms of power in global politics shows how insights from actor-network theory and the Foucauldian governmentality literature can reinvigorate studies of transnational governance and organizational processes.

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Imprint: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: August 2011
Authors: Mikkel Flyverbom
Dimensions: 234 x 156mm (L x W)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 224
ISBN-13: 978-1-84980-422-6
Categories: Books > Science & Mathematics > Science: general issues > Industrial applications of scientific research & technological innovation
Books > Science & Mathematics > Science: general issues > Impact of science & technology on society
LSN: 1-84980-422-2
Barcode: 9781849804226

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