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Electronic networks, power, and democracy

Saskia Sassen

in The Oxford Handbook of Information and Communication Technologies

Published in print February 2009 | ISBN: 9780199548798
Published online September 2009 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199548798.003.0014

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Business and Management C

Electronic networks, power, and democracy

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The first part of the article discusses some of the general questions raised thus far regarding ICTs. The second part examines the role of digitization in shaping today's global capital market and the extent to which it is or is not largely electronic, supranational, and hence able to escape all territorial jurisdictions. And the third part examines the formation of types of global politics that run through the specificities of localized concerns and struggles yet can be seen as expanding democratic participation beyond state boundaries. This article regards these as non-cosmopolitan versions of global politics. These types of politics raise questions about the relation of law to place that are the opposite of those raised by global finance.

Keywords: digitization; capital market; global market; electronic networks; democracy; global politics

Article.  9989 words. 

Subjects: Business and Management ; Business Ethics ; Knowledge Management

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