The Network Society: From Knowledge to Policy

Authors: Manuel Castells, Gustavo Cardoso
Publisher: Center for Transatlantic Relations, Jhu-Sai
Keywords: policy, knowledge, society, network
Number of Pages: 434
Published: 2006-02-01
ISBN-10: 0976643456
ISBN-13: 9780976643456

Book Description:

The world stands at the crossroads of development of the network society. Yet current social systems stall the dynamics of creativity. Is government ready to accept democracy of communication? Are economics players aware of the need to redefine property rights? Jorge Sampaio, President of the Portugese Republic, invited prominent researchers and politicians from the U.S., EU and South America to examine the opportunities and challenges of the network society--and to offer recommendations for policy.

AManuel Castells holds the Wallis Annenberg Chair in Communication Technology and Society at the University of Southern California and is a research professor at Open University of Catalonia, Barcelona. Gustavo Cardoso is a professor of information and communication sciences in the Department of Information Sciences and Technology, ISCTE, Lisbon.

Table of Contents

List of Figures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vii

List of Tables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ix

Notes on Contributors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xi

Acknowledgments from President Jorge Sampaio . . . . . . . . . . xvii

Editor’s Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xix

Part I: The Network Society: From Knowledge to Policy

Chapter 1

The Network Society: from Knowledge to Policy . . . . . . . . . 3

Manuel Castells

Chapter 2

Societies in Transition to the Network Society . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Gustavo Cardoso

Part II: The Knowledge Economy, Technology,

Innovation, Productivity, Competitiveness: The New

Productive Economy

Chapter 3

Information, Technology and the World Economy . . . . . . . 71

Dale W. Jorgensen and Khuong M. Vu

Chapter 4

Innovation, Technology and Productivity: 

Why Europe Lags Behind the United States and Why

Various European Economies Differ in Innovation 

and Productivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125

Luc Soete

K85232_01.qxp  12/27/05  1:37 PM  Page iiiPart III: Organizational Reform and Technological

Modernization in the Public Sector

Chapter 5

Central Issues in the Political Development of the 

Virtual State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149

Jane Fountain

Chapter 6

Uses of Internet and Mobile Technology in Health Systems:

Organizational and Social Issues in a Comparative 

Context . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183

James Katz, Ronald E. Rice and Sophia Acord

Chapter 7

E-Learning and the Transformation of Education for a

Knowledge Economy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215

Betty Collis

Chapter 8

Reshaping the State and its Relationship with Citizens: 

the Short, Medium and Long-term Potential of ICTs . . 225

Geoff Mulgan

Part IV: Media, Communication, Wireless and Policies

in the Network Society

Chapter 9

The IP TV Revolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241

Jonathan Taplin

Chapter 10

Television and Internet in the Construction of identity . . 257

Imma Tubella

Chapter 11

Geeks, Bureaucrats and Cowboys: Deploying Internet

Infrastructure, the Wireless Way . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269

François Bar and Hernan Galperin

iv The Network Society

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Free Software and Social and Economic Development . . . 289

Marcelo Branco

Part V: The Network Society: Global and Local

Chapter 13

Internet and Society in a Global Perspective: 

Lessons from Five Years in the Field . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305

Jeff Cole

Chapter14

E-topia: Information and Communication Technologies 

and the Transformation of Urban Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 325

William Mitchell

Part VI: Policies of Transition to the Network Society

Chapter 15

Challenges of the Global Information Society . . . . . . . . . . . 337

Pekka Himanen

Chapter 16

Policies of Transition to the Network Society in Europe . 373

Erkki Liikanen

Chapter 17

ICT as a Part of the Chilean Strategy for Development:

Present and Challenges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381

Carlos Alvarez

Chapter 18

The European Way to a Knowledge-Intensive Economy—

The Lisbon Strategy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 405

Maria João Rodrigues

Afterword: The Network Society and the Knowledge Economy:

Portugal in the Global Perspective . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 425


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