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The Information Society and the Welfare State

The Finnish Model

Manuel Castells and Pekka Himanen

Finland has moves into the limelight of the information and communication technology world (ICT) with outstandinglu successful companies, the highest diffusion of ICT, and remarkable rates of innvation. Yet its social and cultural values and institutional arrangements are in marked contrast to Silicon Valley, another and better known model of an innovative region. In this book, the authors explain the features and context of the Finnish Information Society.

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