The Information Society and the Welfare State

The Mobile Valley - Innovation About Innovating - The Welfare of the Nation - The Local Information Society - The Power of Identity - The Finnish Model of the Information Society.

The Information Society and the Welfare State

Author: Manuel Castells

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199256990

Page: 200

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The Mobile Valley - Innovation About Innovating - The Welfare of the Nation - The Local Information Society - The Power of Identity - The Finnish Model of the Information Society.

The Information Society and the Welfare State

However, recently another alternative has attracted strong international interest: the Finnish model. This text studies what the Finnish model really is.

The Information Society and the Welfare State

Author: Manuel Castells

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780191698415

Page: 200

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Silicon Valley has been considered as the model that societies must imitate to succeed in the information age. However, recently another alternative has attracted strong international interest: the Finnish model. This text studies what the Finnish model really is.

Communication Citizenship and Social Policy

Communication, Citizenship, and Social Policy examines issues of communication technology, neoliberal economic policies, public service media, media access, social movements and political communication, the geography of communication, and ...

Communication  Citizenship  and Social Policy

Author: UNIV PR OF AMER ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847691081

Page: 328

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What roles can and should governments play in communication policymaking? How are communication policies related to welfare politics? With the rapid globalization of commerce and culture and the increasing recognition of information as an economic resource, the grounds for defending the welfare state have shifted. Communication policy is now more widely understood as social policy. Communication, Citizenship, and Social Policy examines issues of communication technology, neoliberal economic policies, public service media, media access, social movements and political communication, the geography of communication, and global media development and policy, among others, and shows how progressive policymakers must use these bases to confront more directly the debates on contemporary welfare theory and politics.

Children in the Information Society

As Castells and Himanen ( 2002 , 12 ) write : The most distinctive feature of Finland is its combination of an information society and the welfare state .

Children in the Information Society

Author: Juha Suoranta

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820468297

Page: 151

View: 946

Finland is known worldwide as a laboratory of the information society. The Finnish model combines information technology know-how with welfare state structures where equality seems to prevail. Can we take this picture at face value, or is it too optimistic? In this book we approach the case of Finland from children's perspectives by exploring what ICTs (information and communication technology) and media they use, how they use them, and what their thoughts are concerning this use? How does media become a part of children's everyday lives? The book is based on a nationally representative child survey supplemented by interviews where eight- to ten-year old Finnish children have been the key informants.

The Politics of Personal Information

Combining vast archival research with a groundbreaking theoretical analysis, this book gives a definitive account of the politics of personal information in West Germany at the dawn of the information society.

The Politics of Personal Information

Author: Larry Frohman

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1789209471

Page: 454

View: 269

In the 1970s and 1980s West Germany was a pioneer in both the use of the new information technologies for population surveillance and the adoption of privacy protection legislation. During this era of cultural change and political polarization, the expansion, bureaucratization, and computerization of population surveillance disrupted the norms that had governed the exchange and use of personal information in earlier decades and gave rise to a set of distinctly postindustrial social conflicts centered on the use of personal information as a means of social governance in the welfare state. Combining vast archival research with a groundbreaking theoretical analysis, this book gives a definitive account of the politics of personal information in West Germany at the dawn of the information society.

Innovation Human Capabilities and Democracy

This book will review the development and implementation of this approach, and its strengths and weakness by considering the experience of Finland, widely regarded as a model of the information society, high-quality equal education, and ...

Innovation  Human Capabilities  and Democracy

Author: Reijo Miettinen

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191641375

Page: 248

View: 523

All governments strive to develop and implement policies that contribute to innovation. Both in academic research and policy circles, the concept of National Innovation Systems has represented a significant approach to industrial policy, research and development, and innovation. This book will review the development and implementation of this approach, and its strengths and weakness by considering the experience of Finland, widely regarded as a model of the information society, high-quality equal education, and systemic innovation policy amongst the Nordic welfare states, which themselves have increasingly topped the lists in national competitiveness. The first part of the book analyzes the foundations, emergence, and development of the National Innovation System approach and its adoption in Finnish science and technology policy throughout the 1990s and 2000s. In the second part of the book an alternative viewpoint to innovation and welfare policy is outlined, based on the idea of capability cultivating institutions as a key foundation, both for national welfare and competitiveness. The development of the Finnish comprehensive school and its special education system is studied in order to clarify the nature of institutional change and learning, and the conditions of governing and developing the enabling services. The concept of an enabling welfare state is developed to answer the challenges of the Nordic model of welfare in a globalizing knowledge-driven economy.

Welfare State Theory Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

In social work, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need.

Welfare State Theory  Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Author: Neil Gilbert

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199804885

Page: 22

View: 541

This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of social work find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In social work, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Social Work, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study and practice of social work. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.aboutobo.com.

Social Policy and Economic Development in the Nordic Countries

This volume examines the relationship between Nordic social policy and economic development from a comparative perspective.

Social Policy and Economic Development in the Nordic Countries

Author: O. Kangas

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230523501

Page: 326

View: 712

This volume examines the relationship between Nordic social policy and economic development from a comparative perspective. It identifies the driving forces behind the development of the Nordic welfare model and the problems and dilemmas the model is facing at present. The book also traces the link between democratization and social policy, drawing attention to the role of the state and non-governmental organizations. Social Policy and Economic Development in the Nordic Countries examines Nordic social policies on unemployment, social care, family, education and health care policies, and reviews future challenges of the welfare state in the information society.

The Media Welfare State

dinavian Model: Welfare States and Welfare Research (Erikson et al. ... Himanen's (2002) The Information Society and the Welfare State: The Finnish Model.

The Media Welfare State

Author: Trine Syvertsen

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472052152

Page: 156

View: 364

The Media Welfare State: Nordic Media in the Digital Era comprehensively addresses the central dynamics of the digitalization of the media industry in the Nordic countries—Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland—and the ways media organizations there are transforming to address the new digital environment. Taking a comparative approach, the authors provide an overview of media institutions, content, use, and policy throughout the region, focusing on the impact of information and communication technology/internet and digitalization on the Nordic media sector. Illustrating the shifting media landscape the authors draw on a wide range of cases, including developments in the press, television, the public service media institutions, and telecommunication.

Information Society

Peter van den Besselaar & Teresa Mom Policy statements about the future of the European welfare state and about the emerging European information society ...

Information Society

Author: Karamjit S. Gill

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1447132491

Page: 390

View: 975

Human-centredness: A Challenge to Post-industrial Europe? The key power in industrial society has been linked to the possession of capital and factory. In the "information society" it could be rather different. If one accepts that that the key power in the information society will be linked not so much to the ownership of information but to human creativity nourished by that information, the productive force of today and tomorrow, could be more and more the human brain. Making use of one's intelligence is always accompanied by positive emotion, which in turn further activates the intelligence. But, unfortunately, under present conditions workers of all levels live in fear, anxiety and stress rather than desire and motivation. The question of "basic human ecology" (quality of life) is, therefore, a major strategic factor. It is precisely the opposite to the mechanisms of exclusion that currently dominate our society: exclusion of young people through joblessness - but also exclusion through technology, as with the helplessness of older people or the poorly educated confronted with ticket dispensing machines or other automats. This is not idle theorizing, it corresponds to concrete facts. It is, for example, how some observers interpret the crisis at IBM. Because its programs were less 'human-friendly', it was shaken to its foundations by Apple and Microsof- though it seems since to have learnt its lesson.

International Handbook of Comparative Education

In The Information Society and the Welfare State, Castells and Himanen (2002, p. 166) describe how Finland shows that a fully fledged welfare state is not ...

International Handbook of Comparative Education

Author: Robert Cowen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402064039

Page: 1371

View: 180

This two-volume compendium brings together leading scholars from around the world who provide authoritative studies of the old and new epistemic motifs and theoretical strands that have characterized the interdisciplinary field of comparative and international education in the last 50 years. It analyses the shifting agendas of scholarly research, the different intellectual and ideological perspectives and the changing methodological approaches used to examine and interpret education and pedagogy across different political formations, societies and cultures.

At the Crossroads

Finland's special strengths include the combination of an information society and a welfare state education, health, social services, ...

At the Crossroads

Author: Florence Ebam Etta

Publisher: IDRC

ISBN: 1552502198

Page: 309

View: 849

Considering that information and communication technology (ICT) policymaking, e-strategies, or indeed e-government implementations have a recent history in Africa, not many countries have fully developed working policies or extensive related experience in these areas. The short history of ICTs in Africa shows that in 2003 only about a third of African countries had developed ICT policies. Those countries that have tell of a long, tedious, and little understood process. Kenya is only one example. Some ICT historians assert, not without contention, that the first attempts at ICT policymaking in Kenya actually date back to the early 1990s. The process is ongoing: Kenya\2019s maiden draft ICT policy was made public in November 2004. This book, which presents experience from Kenya and other countries of East Africa, captures elements of both the process and the outcomes of ICT policymaking processes. With contributions from research projects, institutions, and spokespersons from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Rwanda, this book shows what worked and what did not work. It will be a useful guide for countries and institutions that are contemplating their own ICT-policymaking exercise, and will be of interest to researchers, educators, and students in development studies, history, and comparative studies; development professionals specializing in social policy and ICTs; and decision-makers and policy advisors in research and development organizations worldwide.

The Information Society

Economic, Social, and Structural Issues Jerry L. Salvaggio. Chandler, A. D. Jr. (1956). ... The story of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

The Information Society

Author: Jerry L. Salvaggio

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136687416

Page: 152

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First Published in 1989. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Theories of the Information Society

Available at http://www.city.ac.uk/social/birley2004.htm/ Castells, ... Pekka(2002),The Information Society and the Welfare State: TheFinnishModel.

Theories of the Information Society

Author: Frank Webster

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134134789

Page: 304

View: 773

Coping in an era of information flows, of virtual relationships and breakneck change poses challenges to one and all. In Theories of the Information Society Frank Webster makes sense of the information explosion, taking a sceptical look at what thinkers mean when they refer to the 'Information Society' and critically examines the major post-war theories and approaches to informational development. This third edition brings the book right up to date with both new theoretical work and, social and technological changes (such as the rapid growth of the Internet and accelerated globalization), reassessing the work of key theorists in light of these changes. This book is essential reading for students of contemporary social theory and anybody interested in social and technological change in the post-war era. It addresses issues of central concern to students of sociology, politics, communications, information science, cultural studies, computing and librarianship.

Beyond Welfare State Models

Transnational Historical Perspectives on Social Policy Pauli Kettunen, Klaus Petersen ... The Information Society and the Welfare State.

Beyond Welfare State Models

Author: Pauli Kettunen

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1849809607

Page: 264

View: 894

Welfare state models have for decades been the gold standard of welfare state research. Beyond Welfare State Models escapes the straightjacket of conventional welfare state models and challenges the existing literature in two ways. Firstly the contributors argue that the standard typologies have omitted important aspects of welfare state development. Secondly, the work develops and underlines the importance of a more fluid transnational conceptualisation. As this book shows, welfare states are not created in national isolation but are heavily influenced by transnational economic, political and cultural interdependencies. The authors illustrate these important points of criticism with their studies on the transnational history of social policy, religion and the welfare state, Nordic cooperation within the fields of social policy and marriage law, and the transnational contexts of national family policies. This fascinating work contributes to the understanding of the current changes of welfare states by discussing the relationship between globalized capitalism and social political regulations and by arguing that transnational transformations importantly take place within and between nation states.

Mobilizing the Information Society

sion is taking place between the ' information rich ' and the ... of the information society , reinforced by the decline of the welfare state and the growth ...

Mobilizing the Information Society

Author: Robin Mansell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191500135

Page: 516

View: 163

Mobilizing the Information Society comprehensively and critically examines the interaction between social, regulatory, and market developments underlying the growing use of new technologies such as the personal computer and the Internet. Based upon empirical research by an international team, it offers insights needed to understand public policy, corporate strategy, and individual choices taken in response to the deluge of new technological opportunities. A principal theme of Mobilizing the Information Society is that changes are governed by public decisions that establish the institutional framework in which the private sector operates. The quality and value of the information society for the citizen is not the inevitable consequence of market and technological forces. Policy choices, however, that fail to take market and technical influences into account will prove ineffective. The authors lay the foundation for improved theories of the process of change, more appropriate strategies to achieve desired aims, and more effective policies for mitigating the effects of dislocation and exclusion from the information society. Mobilizing the Information Society offers unique insights into the social, economic, and political forces that are structuring the pathway to the information society, and their consequences for businesses and citizens in their everyday lives.

Welfare State Transformations

Social Regulations and the Global Economy (Washington, D.C.: Brookings ... M. and Himenan, P. (2002) The Information Society and the Welfare State: The ...

Welfare State Transformations

Author: M. Seeleib-Kaiser

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230227392

Page: 264

View: 627

This edited volume provides new empirical evidence of far-reaching changes to welfare states globally, which have changed the boundaries of the 'public' and 'private' domain within the mixed economies of welfare. Various modes of policy intervention are investigated, providing a nuanced account of reforms in the past decade.

Dynamic Finland

The Political System and the Welfare State Pertti Pesonen, Olavi Riihinen ... turn of the century have concerned the welfare state and information society.

Dynamic Finland

Author: Pertti Pesonen

Publisher: BoD - Books on Demand

ISBN: 9517464266

Page: 324

View: 646

Finland celebrated its 85th year of independence in 2002. It is one of the thirteen countries of the world that have preserved their democracy uninterrupted since the First World War. Despite its modest origins and difficult wartime experiences, this dynamic country is now a world leader in many spheres. In 2001 it was named the world's most technologically advanced and also the least corrupt country. Other studies have shown it to have one of the three most competitive economies, the best environmental sustainability, and the second most equal society. Such rapid development has increased the need for information about Finland and what can be learned from its unique experience. This book offers an introduction to the country today, focusing on the most recent research into its politics, policies, and society, viewed in a comparative context. Dynamic Finland has been written for a general audience by two eminent scholars.