New Economy, New Myth

New Economy, New Myth

by Jean Gadrey, Gadrey Jean, J. Gadrey
     
 

The 'new economy' has been criticised greatly of late, and after the speculation and hype that surrounded the internet bubble, this is hardly surprising. This book, first published in French and updated here, however treats the 'new economy' as a discourse - one that is often misleading. In order to understand what happened during the internet bubble and the fuss that… See more details below

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The 'new economy' has been criticised greatly of late, and after the speculation and hype that surrounded the internet bubble, this is hardly surprising. This book, first published in French and updated here, however treats the 'new economy' as a discourse - one that is often misleading. In order to understand what happened during the internet bubble and the fuss that surrounded it, a central element - intellectual speculation - needs to be understood. New Economy, New Myth treats this speculation as a form of 'ultra-free-market' thinking. According to this line of thought, the internet and the digital revolution are acting as a sort of Trojan horse in spreading market deregulation across the globe. With so much having been written about the new economy, this book employs a mixture of academic rigour and readable prose and comes as a welcome relief. It will be an intriguing reading to those interested in the internet bubble - and the hyperbole that surrounded it.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415301411
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/23/2002
Series:
Routledge Studies in Contemporary Political Economy Series
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface to the English-language edition
Acknowledgements
Introduction
1The new economy: back to the roots5
2Beyond the limits of maximum growth?17
3New technologies, new growth?25
4The new employment: services and flexibility43
5Market diversity and regulation61
6The limits of the market77
7New modes of governance for firms and financial markets95
Conclusion111
Postface: what is left of the 'new economy'117
Notes131
Bibliography139
Index143

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