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By Barney Warf

At the present time, approximately 2 billion humans use the web, and its purposes have flourished in quantity and significance. This quantity will study the expansion and geography of the web from a political financial system point of view. Its principal motivation is to demonstrate that our on-line world doesn't exist in a few aspatial void, yet is deeply rooted in nationwide and native political and cultural contexts. towards that finish, it's going to invoke a number of significant theorists of our on-line world, yet follow their views in phrases which are obtainable to readers with out familiarity with them. past summaries of the infrastructure that makes the web attainable and international distributions of clients, it delves into matters reminiscent of the electronic divide to stress the inequalities that accompany the expansion of our on-line world. It additionally addresses net censorship, e-commerce, and e-government, matters that experience bought remarkably little scholarly consciousness, really from a spatial point of view. all through, it demonstrates that during our on-line world, position concerns, in order that no finished figuring out of the web will be accomplished with out contemplating the way it is embedded inside of, and in flip alterations, neighborhood institutional and political contexts. hence the publication rebuts simplistic 'death of distance' perspectives or those who assert there's, or may be, a 'one-size-fits-all, cookie-cutter' version of the web appropriate to all instances and areas.

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