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In this second volume of The Information Age trilogy, withan extensive new preface following the recent global economiccrisis, Manuel Castells deals with the social, political, andcultural dynamics associated with the technological transformationof our societies and with the globalization of the economy.

  • Extensive new preface examines how dramatic recent events havetransformed the socio-political landscape of our world
  • Applies Castells’ hypotheses to contemporary issues suchas Al Qaeda and global terrorist networks, American unilateralismand the crisis of political legitimacy throughout the world
  • A brilliant account of social, cultural, and political conflictand struggle all over the world
  • Analyzes the importance of cultural, religious, and nationalidentity as sources of meaning for people, and its implications forsocial movement
  • Throws new light on the dynamics of global and localchange

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