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The New Global Economy in the Information Age

Reflections on Our Changing World Martin Carnoy, Manuel Castells, Stephen Cohen, and Fernando-Henrique Cardoso
  • Copyright: 1993
  • Dimensions: 6 x 9
  • Page Count: 176 pages
  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-271-00909-4
  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-271-00910-0
“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”

Most 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.

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.

All have written extensively on various aspects of the international economy. The authors came together in Moscow in March 1992 to advise the Yeltsin government on political economic policy using the results of their analysis in this book.

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