Edge of Now
New Questions for Democracy in the Network Age

By David Howell
December 2000
Macmillan UK
ISBN: 0333782232
392 Pages
$35.00 hardcover

As the state domain has been rolled back around almost the entire world and as global markets have expanded in scope and power, what is left for governments and the nation-state? The author argues that, far from the day of the nation-state being over, it has become more vital than ever in the emerging network world. But the tasks of governing nations badly need defining. Some key discussion points in the books are: Dilemmas of the Web. Time Dimension. Privatization Paradox. Asian Recovery-Western Backlash. Work in the Network Society. Market as Meeting Place. Economists' Dilemma. World Ahead-Real New International Order. Dragging Europe into the Network Age. The author was Secretary of State for Energy and then for Transport under the Margaret Thatcher Administration in the UK, and is the author of several books and articles.

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