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Helsinki Summer School 2000.  Course: Information Society as Risk Society Place: Meritullinkatu 1, Merisali Time: 10-12 am, July 24 to August 11, 2000 Lecturer: Helena Tapper, University of Helsinki, Department of Communication Tutors: Taina Joutsenvirta and Yonca Ermutlu.

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Helsinki summer school 2000

Helsinki Summer School 2000

  •  Course: Information Society as Risk Society

  • Place: Meritullinkatu 1, Merisali

  • Time: 10-12 am, July 24 to August 11, 2000

    Lecturer: Helena Tapper, University ofHelsinki,Department of Communication

  • Tutors: Taina Joutsenvirta and Yonca Ermutlu


C ourse program

Course program:

  • Monday, July 24 Information Society or Knowledge Society? Conceptual analysis and brief History of Information Society

  • Tuesday, July 25 Risk, uncertainty and information society. Discussion of Beck, Castells and Bauman & others


Course program

Course program

  • Wednesday July 26Orientations to Information Society, a critical discussion by Dr. Sam Inkinen, University of Vaasa, Finland

  • Thursday, July 27Telecommunications and economic growth, ICT's role in the Finnish economy


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Course program

  • Friday, July 28Visit to Nokia, host Mr. Jyrki Rosenberg,Communications Manager

  •  Monday, July 31Organizing the team work. Information Society, theory and practice, lessons learned

  • Tuesday, August 1Castells, network society anf globalization

  •  Wednesday, August 2Globalization


Course program2

Course program

  • Tuesday, August 1Castells, network society anf globalization

  • Wednesday, August 2Globalization

  • Thursday, August 3African perspective to information society, the case of Tanzania by Dr. Sirkku Hellsten

  • Friday, August 4Beginning of team work, tutored by Taina Joutsenvirta and Yonca Ermutlu


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Course program

  • Monday, August 7 -Team work

  • Wednesday, August 9

  • Thursday, August 10-Teams present their papers

  • Friday August 11From 10 am to 2 pm


List of readings

List of readings

  • Readings:

  • Bauman, Z. (1998): Globalization. The Human Consequences. Cambridge: Polity Press.

  • Beck, U. (1992): Risk Society. London: Sage.

  • Beck, U. & Giddens A. & Lash S. (1994): Reflexive Modernization. Cambridge: Polity Press


List of readings1

List of readings

Castells, M. (1996): The Rise of the Network Society. London: Blackwell Publishers

  • Lash, S. & Urry, J. (1994): Economies of Signs and Space. London: Sage

  • Webster, F. (1995): Theories of the Information Society. London: Routledge


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