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By Andrew Barry

Know-how assumes a extraordinary value in modern political lifestyles. at the present time, politicians and intellectuals extol the virtues of networking, interactivity and suggestions, and tension the significance of latest media and biotechnologies for financial improvement and political innovation. Measures of highbrow productiveness and estate play an more and more serious half in checks of the competitiveness of agencies, universities and geographical regions. whilst, modern radical politics has come to elevate questions about the political preoccupation with technical growth, whereas additionally constructing a definite measure of technical sophistication itself.In a chain of in-depth analyses of issues starting from environmental protest to highbrow estate legislations, and from interactive technology centres to the eu Union, this publication interrogates the politics of the technological society. serious of the shape and depth of the modern preoccupation with new know-how, Political Machines opens up an area for pondering the relation among technical innovation and political inventiveness.

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