The Second Twentieth Century: How the Information Revolution Shapes Business, States, and Nations
Jean-Jacques Rosa offers an analysis of the "grand cycle" in social organization of the twentieth century, showing how the transformation in communication and information technology has led to the downfall of the old political and corporate hierarchies. He explains how today's explosion of freely available information is fueling the democratic free-market revolution and reveals its universal contemporary consequences.
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The Second Twentieth Century: How the Information Revolution Shapes Business, States, and Nations
Jean-Jacques Rosa offers an analysis of the "grand cycle" in social organization of the twentieth century, showing how the transformation in communication and information technology has led to the downfall of the old political and corporate hierarchies. He explains how today's explosion of freely available information is fueling the democratic free-market revolution and reveals its universal contemporary consequences.
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The Second Twentieth Century: How the Information Revolution Shapes Business, States, and Nations

The Second Twentieth Century: How the Information Revolution Shapes Business, States, and Nations

by Jean-Jacques Rosa
The Second Twentieth Century: How the Information Revolution Shapes Business, States, and Nations

The Second Twentieth Century: How the Information Revolution Shapes Business, States, and Nations

by Jean-Jacques Rosa

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Jean-Jacques Rosa offers an analysis of the "grand cycle" in social organization of the twentieth century, showing how the transformation in communication and information technology has led to the downfall of the old political and corporate hierarchies. He explains how today's explosion of freely available information is fueling the democratic free-market revolution and reveals its universal contemporary consequences.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780817947422
Publisher: Hoover Institution Press
Publication date: 10/01/2006
Series: Hoover Institution Press Publication Series , #547
Pages: 390
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Jean-Jacques Rosa is a professor of economics and finance at Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po, Paris) and dean of the MBA Sciences Po Program, which he launched there in 1993. He is a member of the Mont Pélerin Society, the American Economic Association, and the American Finance Association.

Table of Contents


Foreword   Dennis L. Bark     vii
Introduction     xv
The Organizational Cycle     1
The Race for Size, 1870-1960     9
The Political Consequences of Hierarchy     47
The Decentralizing Revolution, 1968-1989     73
The Return of the Individual     109
The Fundamental Question     127
The Organizational Choice     143
The Decisive Role of Information     201
The System of Nation-States     265
The Industry of States and the Society of Nations     293
Conclusion: The Rationale of History     335
Afterword: The Future of Terrorism, or The Dark Side of Freedom     359
Bibliography     363
Index     377
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