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CASTELLS’ KEY IDEAS

In order to fully grasp the forms and functions of the network society, we need to attend to the theoretical building blocks and witness the moves that Castells makes in assembling his argument.These are extensively elaborated in The Rise of the Network Society (1996/2000) and succinctly summarized in a series of articles (see especially Castells 2000b, 2001a, 2002 [1996]).