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Digital Formations:
IT and New Architectures in the Global Realm
Edited by Robert Latham & Saskia Sassen

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

List of Illustrations vii
Acknowledgments ix

Introduction Digital Formations: Constructing an Object of Study by Robert Latham and Saskia Sassen 1

SPACES OF KNOWLEDGE 35

Recombinant Technology and New Geographies of Association by Jonathan Bach and David Stark 37
Electronic Markets and Activist Networks: The Weight of Social Logics in Digital Formations by Saskia Sassen 54
The New Mobility of Knowledge: Digital Information Systems and Global Flagship Networks by Dieter Ernst 89

NETWORKS OF COOPERATION 115

Cooperative Networks and the Rural-Urban Divide by D. Linda Garcia 117
Networks, Information, and the Rise of the Global Internet by Robert Latham 146
The Political Economy of Open Source Software and Why It Matters by Steven Weber 178

DESIGNS AND INSTITUTIONS 213

Designing Information Resources for Transboundary Conflict Early Warning Networks by Hayward R. Alker 215
Discourse Architecture and Very Large-scale Conversation by Warren Sack 242
Transnational Communication and the European Demos by Lars-Erik Cederman and Peter A. Kraus 283
Information Technology and State Capacity in China by Doug Guthrie 312

List of Contributors 339
Index 341

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