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Reconceptualizing Development in the Global Information Age

Manuel Castells and Pekka Himanen


This book proposes a new concept of what development consists of in our global information age. It analyzes the conditions of economic development and human development under the conditions of the new globalized world. It describes how the development models become more linked with the capacity to innovate, to invest in human capital, and to reform the industrial structures—all behind productivity, competitiveness, and economic growth in our information age. At the same time, the book analyzes how the forms of human development also have to reform: from the industrial welfare state to the new ... More

Keywords: information age, models of development, informationalism, economic development, human development, innovation, wellbeing society, sustainability, development measures, dignity as development

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198716082
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716082.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Manuel Castells, editor
University Professor and the Wallis Annenberg Chair in Communication Technology and Society, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Pekka Himanen, editor
Professor, Aalto University, Helsinki

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