Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

Four Struggles


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Invited Talk, St. Thomas University, Fredericton, NB, Lecture, Oct 02, 2009.

This is a guest presentation to a political science class at St. Thomas University in Fredericton. I look at an introductory and fairly typical chapter on globalization and outsourcing, and then argue that changes in political and economic organization run counter to the model proposed. In particular, the development of a network-based society runs against the model of corporate structures described. This all is set within a context of 'four struggles' that have shaped political and other conflict through history and today.


Stephen Downes Stephen Downes, Casselman, Canada
stephen@downes.ca

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