By Manuel Castells
Networks of concern and Hope is an exploration of the recent different types of social activities and protests which are erupting on the earth at the present time, from the Arab uprisings to the indignadas stream in Spain, from the Occupy Wall highway circulate to the social protests in Turkey, Brazil and in different places. whereas those and comparable social events fluctuate in lots of vital methods, there's something they proportion in universal: they're all interwoven inextricably with the construction of independent communique networks supported through the web and instant verbal exchange.
during this re-creation of his well timed and critical publication, Manuel Castells examines the social, cultural and political roots of those new social hobbies, experiences their leading edge kinds of self-organization, assesses the correct position of know-how within the dynamics of the hobbies, indicates the explanations for the aid they've got present in huge segments of society, and probes their potential to urge political swap by way of influencing people’s minds. new chapters convey the research updated and draw out the consequences of those social hobbies and protests for figuring out the recent different types of social swap and political democracy within the international community society.