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Group of Seven

Group of Seven  

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(G7)An informal group of leading industrial countries, whose leaders meet periodically to discuss economic problems and policies. The G7 nations are Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United ...
information age

information age  

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1. A period commonly regarded as having begun with the rise of the internet in the 1990s (although the phrase was coined in Japan in the mid 1960s) which is characterized by the dominance of an ...
Information Society

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The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World (2 ed.)

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2004
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Social sciences, Politics
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1,733 words

Throughout the twentieth century, the economic system of the United States has evolved toward the production and distribution of information

information technology

information technology  

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The study or use of computers, telecommunication systems, and other devices for storing, retrieving, and transmitting information (2). See also information theory. IT abbrev.
informatization

informatization  

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See also information economy; information society; knowledge economy; knowledge industries; post-industrialism.1. Broadly, an increasing flow or diffusion of information throughout a social system.2. ...
post-industrial society

post-industrial society  

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Terms popularized by the publication of Daniel Bell 's The Coming of Post-Industrial Society in 1973. According to Bell, a post-industrial society is one where knowledge has displaced property as the ...
post-industrialism

post-industrialism  

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The changes in the form of capitalist societies since the Second World War: a shift from industrial production to service industries and a ‘*knowledge economy’ in which the basis of power is ...
workers' control

workers' control  

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This term covers a variety of schemes which have sought to give workers full democratic control over the organizations in which they are employed. It suggests something more than rights of ...

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