Information and power in history: Towards a Global Approach

Ida Nijenhuis, Marijke van Faassen, Ronald Sluijter, Joris Gijsenbergh, W.P.T. de Jong

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The relationship between information and power is a relevant subject for all times. Today’s perceived ‘information revolution’ has caused information to become a separate object of study during the last two decades for several disciplines. As the contemporary perspective is dominant, information history as a discipline of its own has not yet crystallized. In bringing together studies around a new research agenda on the relationship between information and power across time and space, presenting various governance regimes, media, materials, and modes of communication, this book forces us to rethink the prospects and challenges for such a new discipline.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York/Londen
Number of pages306
ISBN (Electronic)9780429438738
ISBN (Print)9781138344068, 9781032175089
Publication statusPublished - 25 Feb 2020

Publication series

SeriesRoutledge Approaches to History




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