The Information Society and the Welfare State, Castells, Manuel; Himanen, Pekka
Автор: Castells, Manuel, Название: The information society and the welfare state : ISBN: 0199256993 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199256990 Издательство: Oxford Academ Цена: 15908 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщикаПоставка под заказ. Описание: Finland has moved into the limelight of the information and communication technology world (ICT) with outstandingly successful companies, the highest diffusion of ICT, and remarkable rates of innovation. Yet its social and cultural values and institutional arrangements are in marked contrast to Silicon Valley, another and better known model of an innovative region. In this book the authors explain the features and context of the Finnish InformationSociety.
Описание: Many maintain that the arrival of computers networked across sovereign borders and physical barriers is a liberating force that will produce a global dialogue of liberal hues but this book argues that this dominant paradigm needs to be supplemented by the perspective of alterity in the impact of Information Technology in different regions. Local experts draw upon a range of Asian cases to demonstrate how alterity, defined here as a condition of privileging the hitherto marginal and subterranean aspects of a capitalist world order through the capabilities of information and communications technologies, offers an alternative to the paradigm of inevitable material advances and political liberalization. Calling attention to the unique social and political uses being made of IT in Asia in the service of offline and online causes predominantly filtered by pre-existing social milieus the contributors examine the multiple dimensions of Asian differences in the sociology and politics of IT and show how present trends suggest that advanced electronic media will not necessarily be embraced in a smooth, unilinear fashion throughout Asia. This book will appeal to any reader interested in the nexus between society and IT in Asia.
Описание: A little over a decade since its first publication, the hypotheses set out in Manuel Castells` groundbreaking trilogy have largely been verified. In a substantial new preface to the first volume in the series, Castells demonstrates, in the light of major world trends, how the network society has now fully risen on a global scale.
Описание: In Israel, as in most countries, the development of the Third Sector coincided with a trend to cut public funding and the provision of social services within the welfare state system, as well as other developments pertaining to the changes within the Israeli society and polity. The book presents the economic, historical, legal and policy dimensions of the Sector with a focus on its contribution to the Welfare State and civil society. It then analyzes those findings in the context of major theoretical frameworks of the sector. While Israel shares certain similarities with other countries, its history, demography, and politics have created unique features that make it impossible to fit the country into existing Third Sector theories, which are presented in this seminal reading for the global discussion on nonprofit theory. Furthermore, that analysis, with the focus on the Third Sector in the context of society is also providing a new lens through which to analyze contemporary Israeli society.
Описание: The Nonprofit Sector in Israel has recently come into prominence because of its multiple societal functions, which include its central role in the development and maintenance of Israel's Welfare State and its contribution to the building of its civil society. Both of these have major social, economic and political implications, and impact the building of the Israeli democracy. Voluntary, nonprofit organizations have a strong base in Jewish history and deep roots within Israeli society, yet knowledge about them is sparse. This situation can be explained by the lack of appropriate conceptual tools to analyze the Third Sector and its components. However, this issue has begun to change over the past decade as interest in the Third Sector worldwide grows and a developing literature on the subject emerges. In Israel, as in most countries, the development of the Third Sector coincided with a trend to cut public funding and the provision of social services within the welfare state system, as well as other developments pertaining to the changes within the Israeli society and polity. The book presents the economic, historical, legal and policy dimensions of the Sector with a focus on its contribution to the Welfare State and civil society. It then analyzes those findings in the context of major theoretical frameworks of the sector. While Israel shares certain similarities with other countries, its history, demography, and politics have created unique features that make it impossible to fit the country into existing Third Sector theories, which are presented in this seminal reading for the global discussion on nonprofit theory. Furthermore, that analysis, with the focus on the Third Sector in the context of society is also providing a new lens through which to analyze contemporary Israeli society.
Описание: Constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 9th IFIP TC 9 International Conference on Human Choice and Computers, HCC9 2010 and the 1st IFIP TC 11 International Conference on Critical Information Infrastructure Protection, CIP 2010, held as part of the 21st World Computer Congress, WCC 2010, in Brisbane, Australia, in September 2010.
Описание: Constitutes the proceedings of the First World Summit, WSKS 2008, held in Athens, Greece, in September 2008. This title organizes the papers in topical sections on social and humanistic computing for the knowledge society; and knowledge, learning, education, learning technologies and e-learning for the knowledge society.
Описание: Research on communication and information technologies is of growing importance to sociology and the interdisciplinary examination of communication and (new) media. This volume includes eight chapters examining recent developments in the field, illustrating the maturation, vibrancy, and diversity of this field of study as well as pointing to rich new avenues for scholarly exploration. Contributions aptly chart three key developments that characterize current research on communication and digital media. First, chapters demonstrate the maturation of work on measurement, demonstrating the importance of refining measurements of online activities and their consequences. For instance, contributions evaluate: social network measures frequently used in online research; alternative measures for online activity; and alternative measures of Twitter activity. Second, the volume showcases continued work on understanding user behaviour, including research on the consequence of reward systems similar to badges and on the limitations of purely technological solutions to social dilemmas in emergency preparedness. Finally, chapters identify emerging questions for the field related to social media, such as research on potential privacy and identity implications of social media, different dispositions toward social media use, and variation in levels of social media usage. This book was originally published as a special issue of Information, Communication & Society.
Описание: The phrase “information society” is one so ubiquitous it has become passé, but its continued use, even in academic spheres, indicates a shared acknowledgement: that information, in its myriad mercurial forms, has become so integrated into every facet of modern life that it must be considered first and foremost when making any attempt to describe the character of the age.TheHandbook of Research on Cultural and Economic Impacts of the Information Society brings together an international and interdisciplinary forum of scholars and researchers to provide a comprehensive understanding of the role that information plays in all aspects of modern society. Through case-studies and empirical analyses, this volume provides an audience of academics, researchers, students, and professionals with a timely and straightforward reference source on the role that information technology plays in such spheres as law enforcement, democracy, governance, finance, rural development, and more.Featuring empirical research and real-world case studies, this handbook explores concepts including, but not limited to, consumer culture, the impact of information and communication technologies on business innovation, cloud computing services, open and unrestricted data, and the potential value of affective computing.
Автор: Buckland Michael Название: Information and Society ISBN: 0262533383 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780262533386 Издательство: MIT Press Рейтинг: Цена: 2097 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
A short, informal account of our ever-increasing dependence on a complex multiplicity of messages, records, documents, and data.
We live in an information society, or so we are often told. But what does that mean? This volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series offers a concise, informal account of the ways in which information and society are related and of our ever-increasing dependence on a complex multiplicity of messages, records, documents, and data. Using information in its everyday, nonspecialized sense, Michael Buckland explores the influence of information on what we know, the role of communication and recorded information in our daily lives, and the difficulty (or ease) of finding information. He shows that all this involves human perception, social behavior, changing technologies, and issues of trust.
Buckland argues that every society is an "information society"; a "non-information society" would be a contradiction in terms. But the shift from oral and gestural communication to documents, and the wider use of documents facilitated by new technologies, have made our society particularly information intensive. Buckland describes the rising flood of data, documents, and records, outlines the dramatic long-term growth of documents, and traces the rise of techniques to cope with them. He examines the physical manifestation of information as documents, the emergence of data sets, and how documents and data are discovered and used. He explores what individuals and societies do with information; offers a basic summary of how collected documents are arranged and described; considers the nature of naming; explains the uses of metadata; and evaluates selection methods, considering relevance, recall, and precision.
Автор: Mackay Название: Investigating Information Society ISBN: 0415268311 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415268318 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: Drawing on a rich body of empirical work, this text explores core themes of information society debates: transformation of culture through the information revolution; changing patterns of work; and the reconfiguration of time and space.
Автор: Duff Название: Information Society Studies ISBN: 041521551X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415215510 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: In this important methodological study, Alistair Duff cuts through the rhetoric to get to the bottom of the `information society thesis.` This work is for scholars in media studies, information science and social theory.
Описание: Key Thinkers for the Information Society provides an introduction to some important social theorists whose work has considerable relevance to today's 'brave new world' of information and communication technologies.
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