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The triumph of the flexible society [electronic resource] : the connectivity revolution and resistance to change / Manuel Hinds.

By: Hinds, Manuel.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, c2003Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 197 p.).ISBN: 9780313057700 (electronic bk.); 0313057702 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Information society | Information technology -- Social aspects | Information technology -- Economic aspects | Globalization | Computer networks -- Remote access | Democratization | Free enterprise | Soci�et�e informatis�ee | Technologie de l'information -- Aspect social | Technologie de l'information -- Aspect �economique | Mondialisation | R�eseaux d'ordinateurs -- Acc�es �a distance | D�emocratisation | Lib�eralisme | COMPUTERS -- Information Technology | Technische vernieuwing | ICT | Sociaal-economische verandering | Aspect �economique | Aspect social | Changement social | D�emocratisation | Libre entreprise | Mondialisation | Nouvelles technologies de l'information | R�eseau d'ordinateurs | Soci�et�e de l'information | Informationstechnik | Technischer Fortschritt | Vernetzung | Informationsgesellschaft | Sozialer WandelGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Triumph of the flexible society.DDC classification: 303.48/33 Other classification: 71.43 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
The new economy -- The economic disruptions -- Riches and stagnation -- Cold-blooded destructiveness -- The resurgence of fundamentalism -- The inversion of reality -- Divisiveness and social interest -- The challenge -- The false solutions -- Politics and the new international order -- The problem of social cohesion -- Forever flowing.
Review: "Analyzing the resistance to change that erupted violently in response to that last major economic upheaval, Hinds shows how Communism, Nazism, and fundamentalism owe their triumphs not to the prevalence of poverty or oppression but to the rigidity of societies threatened by profound social changes prompted by rapid technological progress. He argues that only a horizontal, flexible society can smoothly manage change in such a way that the pain of transformation - and therefore, the risk of giving birth to new varieties of destructive regimes - is minimized."--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [183]-192) and index.

The new economy -- The economic disruptions -- Riches and stagnation -- Cold-blooded destructiveness -- The resurgence of fundamentalism -- The inversion of reality -- Divisiveness and social interest -- The challenge -- The false solutions -- Politics and the new international order -- The problem of social cohesion -- Forever flowing.

"Analyzing the resistance to change that erupted violently in response to that last major economic upheaval, Hinds shows how Communism, Nazism, and fundamentalism owe their triumphs not to the prevalence of poverty or oppression but to the rigidity of societies threatened by profound social changes prompted by rapid technological progress. He argues that only a horizontal, flexible society can smoothly manage change in such a way that the pain of transformation - and therefore, the risk of giving birth to new varieties of destructive regimes - is minimized."--Jacket.

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