Making of a Digital World: The Evolution of Technological Change and How It Shaped Our World

Making of a Digital World: The Evolution of Technological Change and How It Shaped Our World

by Joachim K. Rennstich
     
 

Providing a unique, empirically based perspective on the past and future development of globalization as a long-term process emerging in different parts of the world, this book puts current changes in a historical context in a systematic fashion, unpacking the global political, economic, social, and cultural implications of this change. It traces the resemblance of

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Providing a unique, empirically based perspective on the past and future development of globalization as a long-term process emerging in different parts of the world, this book puts current changes in a historical context in a systematic fashion, unpacking the global political, economic, social, and cultural implications of this change. It traces the resemblance of past commercial networks with emerging digital networks and contrasts them with industrial production systems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403974488
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
03/04/2008
Series:
Evolutionary Processes in World Politics Series
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 8.63(h) x 0.86(d)

Table of Contents

Thinking About Globalization: An Introduction * An Evolutionary Theory of Globalization
• Drivers of Global Change: Leading Sectors of the Informational Network
• Drivers of Leading Sector Change: The Agency and Organizational Level
• Drivers of Leading Sector Change: Interstate Rivalry and the Systemic Level
• The Continuation of Change of the Global Complex System: An Outlook on Its Future Development

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