Connexity: How to Live in a Connected World

Connexity: How to Live in a Connected World

by Geoff Mulgan

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Overview

CONNEXITY is the philosophical counterpart to Will Hutton's essentially political book. It looks at the profound tension that exists between two recent achievements of humanity: greater freedom (over how to live, who to love, what to believe and say, where to trade), and greater interdependence, or 'connexity' (through the financial markets, military structures, the internet, the ecosystem). This tension has led to crisis: institutions, including governments, sense themselves to be inadequate; individuals are faced with a mass of conflicting information and values. The issue we face, which will ultimately determine human survival in our densely packed planet, is how the tension between these two can be resolved, and a new order established. Mulgan presents his own powerful solution to this crisis. It is based around the notion of 'connexity': breaking down our rigid sense of ourselves as isolated units and seeing our lives as part of a system, a positive network of co-responsibility.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781448112968
Publisher: Random House
Publication date: 09/30/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
File size: 298 KB

About the Author

Geoff Mulgan is the founder and director of Demos, an independent think-tank set up in 1993 in London. He is a visiting professor at University College London, and has published books on broadcasting, telecommunications and culture. He has been a reporter for both BBC TV and Radio, and contribues regularly to the Guardian and the Independent.

Table of Contents



Introduction

1

1

The Age of Connexity

19

2

The Love of Freedom

35

3

Freedom's Limits

46

4

Markets without Frontiers

54

5

The Limits of Exchange

64

6

Falling Apart and Sticking Together

83

7

Ecologies of Mind

109

8

Moral Fluency

124

9

After the Machine

145

10

Adult Politics

164

11

Is Government Coming to an End?

179

12

Self-Government and Community

198

13

Living Organisations

208

14

Global Orders without a Global Government

224

15

Hope and Fear

235



Notes

240



Index

251



About the Author

268


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