New Society and ICT Adoption: A Link between Policy Network and Network Management

New Society and ICT Adoption: A Link between Policy Network and Network Management

Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 16
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6579-8.ch004
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Abstract

Academic ideas for network society have been articulated by diverse societal groups and communities. The emerging civil society in many parts of the globe is reflected through the power struggles of old and new political constellations and actions. Within this setting, the coalition of old regime and new regime of digital society is one of the most striking phenomena that can be observed that eventually give rise to the New Regulatory Regime (NRR). This chapter addresses the question of theoretical parameters that can be applied to analyse the critical juncture at which nation-states have arrived at the turn of the century in the march towards a networked society. The approach used in the chapter is to analyse the interplay of domestic and international influence factors in order to explain the current political discourse in digitalized technology.
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The New Society And The Changing Role Of Government

The role of national government is highly debated, but many agree that it is critical to ensure the success of the governance framework. It is proposed that the role of national government is the outcome rather than the process in which new social forms emerged. Castells and Cardoso (2006) conceptualised the network society whereby:

Governance is operated in a network of political institutions that shares sovereignty in various degrees an reconfigurates itself in a variable political geometry... it is not the result of technological change, but the response to the structural contradiction between global system and national state.

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