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Political Machines


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Table of Contents

1. Technical Political / Part One: Technological Zones / 2. Technological Zones / 3. Harmonised States / 4. On the Network / 5. Intellectual Properties / Part Two: Technology, Government & Politics / 6. On Interactivity / 7. Political Chemistry / 8. Demonstrations: Sites & Sights / 9. Political Intervention / Notes / Bibliography / Index

About the Author

Andrew Barry is Lecturer in Sociology at Goldsmiths College, University of London. He has published widely on technology, politics and social theory.


"Political Machines presents a remarkable tour of the imbroglios of science, technology and politics in contemporary Europe. Locating Europe's political soul in Europe's technology, Political Machines at last gives substance, method and political relevance to the vague and ubiquitous notion of 'technical culture'." Bruno Latour; "This book argues for a radical rethinking of the relationship between politics and technology. Andrew Barry demonstrates the way in which technology is increasingly written into the conduct of politics, providing new assumptions about how the world is and can be governed. He poses a new and exciting set of questions about the nature of politics and the political of a kind that presage the beginning of a new subdiscipline: the book is that significant." Nigel Thrift"

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