The New Global Economy in the Information Age: Reflections on Our Changing World / Edition 1

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This new book is a gem! All the authors make important observations about the chaotic events of the past decade, while at the same time adding to their already substantial contributions to social science-Jeffrey Hart, Indiana UniversityMost studies of the world economy focus on highly developed countries and only on economic strategies. The New Global Economy in the Information Age is unique in integrating the political with the economic and in the truly global view it takes of the changes under way. It focuses on the effects of new computer and telecommunications technology in conditioning the policy choices of nation-states in both the less and more economically developed regions of the world.The authors analyze the new economic context in which nation-states operate, the main issues confronting them, and the way in which the politics of national development should change in the post-Cold War information age. They argue that the new world economy cannot be separated easily from the new world society, and that national and international politics is the cement binding the two.
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“This new book is a gem! All the authors make important observations about the chaotic events of the past decade, while at the same time adding to their already substantial contributions to social science”
—Jeffrey Hart, Indiana University
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780271009100
  • Publisher: Penn State University Press
  • Publication date: 5/14/1993
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Lexile: 1570L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author

Martin Carnoy is Professor of Education and Economics at Stanford University.

Manuel Castells is Professor of Planning at the University of California, Berkeley, and Professor of Sociology and Director of the Institute of Sociology at the University of Madrid.

Stephen S. Cohen is Professor of Planning and the Co-Director of the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy at the University of California, Berkeley.

Fernando Henrique Cardoso is Professor of Sociology at the University of Sao Paulo, Past President of the International Sociological Association, a member of the Brazilian Senate, and the new Minister of Foreign Affairs.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 The informational Economy and the New International Division of Labor 15
3 Multinationals in a Changing World Economy: Whither the Nation-State? 45
4 Geo-Economics: Lessons from America's Mistakes 97
5 North-South Relations in the Present Context: A New Dependency? 149
Epilogue: The Resurgence of National Identity and National Interests 161
Index 165
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