Disruptive Power

Disruptive Power

power structure”—the international economic and political systems that have developed over the past century.7 Like many of ... One is hard pressed to find a startup that does not describe itself as a disruptive technology, or a company ...

Author: Taylor Owen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199363872

Category: Political Science

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Anonymous. WikiLeaks. The Syrian Electronic Army. Edward Snowden. Bitcoin. The Arab Spring. Digital communication technologies have thrust the calculus of global political power into a period of unprecedented complexity. In every aspect of international affairs, digitally enabled actors are changing the way the world works and disrupting the institutions that once held a monopoly on power. No area is immune: humanitarianism, war, diplomacy, finance, activism, or journalism. In each, the government departments, international organizations and corporations who for a century were in charge, are being challenged by a new breed of international actor. Online, networked and decentralized, these new actors are innovating, for both good and ill, in the austere world of foreign policy. They are representative of a wide range of 21st century global actors and a new form of 21st century power: disruptive power. In Disruptive Power, Taylor Owen provides a sweeping look at the way that digital technologies are shaking up the workings of the institutions that have traditionally controlled international affairs. The nation state system and the subsequent multinational system were founded on and have long functioned through a concentration of power in the state. Owen looks at the tools that a wide range of new actors are using to increasingly control international affairs, and how their rise changes the way we understand and act in the world. He considers the bar for success in international digital action and the negative consequences of a radically decentralized international system. What new institutions will be needed to moderate the new power structures and ensure accountability? And how can governments and corporations act to promote positive behavior in a world of disruptive innovation? Owen takes on these questions and more in this probing and sober look at the frontier of international affairs, in a world enabled by information technology and increasingly led by disruptive innovators. With cutting edge analysis of the fast-changing relationship between the declining state and increasingly powerful non-state actors, Disruptive Power is the essential road map for navigating a networked world.
Categories: Political Science

Disruptive Power

Disruptive Power

... three most active journalistic advocates, complained bitterly about the Centre Party's disruption of the Bickendorf events. Priller suggested that Centre Party figure Johannes Fuchs personally led a campaign 38 Disruptive Power.

Author: Michael E. O’Sullivan

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781487503437

Category: History

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Disruptive Power examines a surprising revival of faith in Catholic miracles in Germany from the 1920s to the 1960s. The book follows the dramatic stigmata of Therese Neumann of Konnersreuth and her powerful circle of followers that included theologians, Cardinals, politicians, journalists, monarchists, anti-fascists, and everyday pilgrims. Disruptive Power explores how this and other similar groups negotiated the precariousness of the Weimar Republic, the repression of the Third Reich, and the dynamic early years of the Federal Republic. Analyzing a network of rebellious traditionalists, O'Sullivan illustrates the divisions that characterized the German Catholic minority as they endured the tumultuous era of the world wars. Analyzing material from archives in Germany and the United States, Michael E. O'Sullivan investigates the unsanctioned but very popular visions in several rural towns after World War II, providing micro-histories that illuminate the impact of mystical faith on religiosity, politics, and gender norms.
Categories: History

The Disruptive Power of Online Education

The Disruptive Power of Online Education

To address whether MOOCs can have a disruptive power, some questions need to be addressed. One key question is: Is the MOOC methodology just another way of transmitting education (that is, another delivery mechanism), or does it present ...

Author: Andreas Altmann

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781787543263

Category: Education

Page: 240

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This book explores how higher education institutions across the globe respond to the disruptive changes triggered by online technologies. Contributions address transformations regarding program design, business models and pedagogical interventions in a digital teaching environment.
Categories: Education

Networks of Power Disruptive Innovation and the Future of the Electricity Industry

Networks of Power   Disruptive Innovation and the Future of the Electricity Industry

You need only look at the gyrating nature of energy policy in a country like Australia to see how problematic this can ... This form of innovation, referred to as 'disruptive innovation' is often held to be the panacea for technological ...

Author: Timothy MacTaggart

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780646993034

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Business Innovation and Disruptive Technology

Business Innovation and Disruptive Technology

Business Innovation and Disruptive Technology: Harnessing the Power of Breakthrough Technology for Competitive Advantage shows you how to profit from the next technological revolution.

Author: Nicholas D. Evans

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 9780130473974

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 214

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Business Innovation and Disruptive Technology: Harnessing the Power of Breakthrough Technology for Competitive Advantage shows you how to profit from the next technological revolution. Nicholas D. Evans explains how to discover powerfully disruptive technologies more quickly, evaluate them more accurately, and implement them more profitably. He presents business-focused introductions to rapidly maturing technologies such as Web services, real-time computing, and P2P, then previews crucial trends like "software as a service," as well as next-generation technologies such as grid computing, electronic tagging, and location-based services.
Categories: Business & Economics

Text Analysis for the Social Sciences

Text Analysis for the Social Sciences

This disruptive potential transforms the service sector labor problem into a law and order problem. As a consequence, disruption is always ... H2 : Workers' positional and disruptive power is higher in services than in industry.

Author: Carl W. Roberts

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000149241

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 326

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This book provides descriptions and illustrations of cutting-edge text analysis methods for communication and marketing research; cultural, historical-comparative, and event analysis; curriculum evaluation; psychological diagnosis; language development research; and for any research in which statistical inferences are drawn from samples of texts. Although the book is accessible to readers having no experience with content analysis, the text analysis expert will find substantial new material in its pages. In particular, this collection describes developments in semantic and network text analysis methodologies that heretofore have been accessible only among a smattering of methodology journals. The book's international and cross-disciplinary content illustrates the breadth of quantitative text analysis applications. These applications demonstrate the methods' utility for international research, as well as for practitioners from the fields of sociology, political science, journalism/communication, computer science, marketing, education, and English. This is an "ecumenical" collection that contains applications not only of the most recent semantic and network text analysis methods, but also of the more traditional thematic method of text analysis. In fact, it is originally with this volume that these two "relational" approaches to text analysis are defined and contrasted with more traditional "thematic" text analysis methods. The emphasis here is on application. The book's chapters provide guidance regarding the sorts of inferences that each method affords, and up-to-date descriptions of the human and technological resources required to apply the methods. Its purpose is as a resource for making quantitative text analysis methods more accessible to social science researchers.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Disruptive Power Grace

The Disruptive Power Grace

You most likely always associate grace with beauty, tenderness and harmony, but in this enthralling memoir grace takes on a whole new, disruptive dimension.Written with the unmistakable conviction of a firsthand witness and beneficiary, The ...

Author: Bola Crown

Publisher:

ISBN: 1944652906

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Page: 88

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GRACE LIKE YOU'VE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE! You most likely always associate grace with beauty, tenderness and harmony, but in this enthralling memoir grace takes on a whole new, disruptive dimension.Written with the unmistakable conviction of a firsthand witness and beneficiary, The Disruptive Power of Grace chronicles the profound ways in which grace interrupted, reconfigured, and rewrote the narrative of the author's life in her education, health, career and relationships.This book is gripping from the very start. It is an instant read-through that will not only keep you engrossed, but also enlightened, encouraged, empowered and, most importantly, expectant of the disruptive interventions of grace in every area of your life!
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Globalization Employment and the Workplace

Globalization  Employment and the Workplace

In terms of disruptive power, the two occupational groups hold three features in common. First, flight regulations require that aircraft cannot depart without a full complement of cabin and flight crew. Second, the common product that ...

Author: Yaw A. Debrah

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134527977

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

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The globalization of business is a relatively new process. Although its influence on work, employment, the labour process and the management process has become increasingly significant, little is known about these developments. In order to redress this imbalance, this book provides evidence of the nature and degree of significance that globalization holds for nation states, cultures, trade unions, employees and business management. Underlying the various contributions is a focus upon the varied and complex nature of internationalism in the business world.
Categories: Business & Economics

Disruptive Power

Disruptive Power

Author: Owen Taylor

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1010836817

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Page: 248

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Peer to peer

Peer to peer

Experts discuss the future of peer-to-peer computing, harvesting information, Internet as operating system, cutting-edge technologies, content distribution, resource allocation, metadata, performance, gateways, and security.

Author: Andrew Oram

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596001100

Category: Computers

Page: 432

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Experts discuss the future of peer-to-peer computing, harvesting information, Internet as operating system, cutting-edge technologies, content distribution, resource allocation, metadata, performance, gateways, and security.
Categories: Computers

Disrupt Yourself

Disrupt Yourself

But this is a skill set that needs to be learned. Disrupt Yourself will help people cope with the unpredictability of disruption, and use it to their competitive advantage"--

Author: Whitney Johnson

Publisher:

ISBN: 1629560529

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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Are you a high potential charting your course within your current organization, a leader trying to jumpstart innovative thinking in your company? Or are you ready to do something new? Consider this simple yet powerful idea: disruptive companies and ideas upend markets by doing something truly different - they see a need, an empty space waiting to be filled, and they dare to create something for which a market may not yet exist. An expert in driving innovation via personal disruption, Whitney Johnson, will help you understand how the frameworks of disruptive innovation can apply to you: if you want to be successful in unexpected ways, follow your own disruptive path. Dare to innovate. Dream big dreams. Do something astonishing. Disrupt yourself. In this book, you will learn how to apply these frameworks to building a business, career - and you. We are living in an era of accelerating disruption - those who can manage the S-curve waves of learning and maxing out will have a competitive advantage. But this is a skill set that needs to be learned. Disrupt Yourself will help people cope with the unpredictability of disruption, and use it to their competitive advantage.
Categories: Business & Economics

Understanding Marx Understanding Modernism

Understanding Marx  Understanding Modernism

Instead, all of these disruptive processes expose capitalism as “a historically specific form of the social production process,” 52 thus demanding that capitalism's disruptive power be seized upon and turned toward the potential that ...

Author: Mark Steven

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501351129

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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A concentrated study of the relationships between modernism and transformative left utopianism, this volume provides an introduction to Marx and Marxism for modernists, and an introduction to modernism for Marxists. Its guiding hypothesis is that Marx's writing absorbed the lessons of artistic and cultural modernity as much as his legacy concretely shaped modernism across multiple media.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportation

Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportation

This is a technology-based disruption reminiscent of how the cell phone, Internet, and personal computer swept away industries such as landline telephony, publishing, and mainframe computers.

Author: Tony Seba

Publisher: Tony Seba

ISBN: 9780692210536

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 290

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The industrial age of energy and transportation will be over by 2030. Maybe before. Exponentially improving technologies such as solar, electric vehicles, and autonomous (self-driving) cars will disrupt and sweep away the energy and transportation industries as we know it. The same Silicon Valley ecosystem that created bit-based technologies that have disrupted atom-based industries is now creating bit- and electron-based technologies that will disrupt atom-based energy industries. Clean Disruption projections (based on technology cost curves, business model innovation as well as product innovation) show that by 2030: - All new energy will be provided by solar or wind. - All new mass-market vehicles will be electric. - All of these vehicles will be autonomous (self-driving) or semi-autonomous. - The new car market will shrink by 80%. - Even assuming that EVs don't kill the gasoline car by 2030, the self-driving car will shrink the new car market by 80%. - Gasoline will be obsolete. Nuclear is already obsolete. - Up to 80% of highways will be redundant. - Up to 80% of parking spaces will be redundant. - The concept of individual car ownership will be obsolete. - The Car Insurance industry will be disrupted. The Stone Age did not end because we ran out of rocks. It ended because a disruptive technology ushered in the Bronze Age. The era of centralized, command-and-control, extraction-resource-based energy sources (oil, gas, coal and nuclear) will not end because we run out of petroleum, natural gas, coal, or uranium. It will end because these energy sources, the business models they employ, and the products that sustain them will be disrupted by superior technologies, product architectures, and business models. This is a technology-based disruption reminiscent of how the cell phone, Internet, and personal computer swept away industries such as landline telephony, publishing, and mainframe computers. Just like those technology disruptions flipped the architecture of information and brought abundant, cheap and participatory information, the clean disruption will flip the architecture of energy and bring abundant, cheap and participatory energy. Just like those previous technology disruptions, the Clean Disruption is inevitable and it will be swift.
Categories: Business & Economics

Picturing Imperial Power

Picturing Imperial Power

... are all linked to moral dissolution.22 The disruptive energy of the black servant's entrance into the scene and the moral disorder associated with his presence are not limited to what is depicted in this second plate but spill over ...

Author: Beth Fowkes Tobin

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822323389

Category: Art

Page: 306

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An interdisciplinary study of visual representations of British colonial power in the eighteenth century.
Categories: Art

The Whole Journey

The Whole Journey

Clarence's account reaches to a depth of feeling and imaginative power beyond anything else in the play . ... I have emphasized that the dramatist endows the protagonist with the potential disruptive power of his theater and with his ...

Author: C. L. Barber

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 9780520362888

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 384

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This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1986.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Guerrilla Democracy

Guerrilla Democracy

Mobile Power and Revolution in the 21st Century Bloom, Peter, Smolović Jones, Owain ... important to remember that 'participation does not equate to power' and just as significantly that 'disruptive power is not equally distributed').

Author: Bloom, Peter

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781529205671

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 292

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The liberating promise of big data and social media to create more responsive democracies and workplaces is overshadowed by a nightmare of election meddling, privacy invasion, fake news and an exploitative gig economy. Yet, while regressive forces spread disinformation and hate, 'guerrilla democrats' continue to foster hope and connection through digital technologies. This book offers an in-depth analysis of platform-based radical movements, from the online coalitions of voters and activists to the Deliveroo and Uber strikes. Combining cutting edge theories with empirical research, it makes an invaluable contribution to the emerging literature on the relationship between technology and society.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Journal of Science and Annals of Astronomy Biology Geology Industrial Arts Manufactures and Technology

The Journal of Science  and Annals of Astronomy  Biology  Geology  Industrial Arts  Manufactures  and Technology

Juch attention has recently been given to mining - powder , with a view to increase its disruptive power , and produce it at a cheaper rate . J. Sobel states that by damping mining powder with nitroglycerine its explosive power is ...

Author: James Samuelson

Publisher:

ISBN: UCLA:31158004253372

Category: Science

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Categories: Science

The Journal of Science

The Journal of Science

This explosive powder is said to have a considerable amount of disruptive power ; in price it stands about equal to that manufactured with nitrate of soda . A composition for mining purposes is now being subjected to experimental trial ...

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044048668529

Category: Science

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Disruptive Power in American Discourse

Disruptive Power in American Discourse

Historical writings about the late sixties suggest that American society at that time could be summarized by several social characteristics - conditions which in combination provided an enabling platform for a perfect "power" storm of 1968, ...

Author: Robert Brescia

Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing

ISBN: 3838375904

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Historical writings about the late sixties suggest that American society at that time could be summarized by several social characteristics - conditions which in combination provided an enabling platform for a perfect "power" storm of 1968, characterized by 1) social alienation, 2) crisis- oriented ideology and discourse. 3) Sequential and proximate series of direct power confrontations and, 4) increased national and global media effect. An historical analysis of the effect of power within verbal discourse during the much publicized, turbulent events surrounding the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago and the subsequent five-month trial of the Chicago Seven in 1969-1970 is presented. The historical narrative and analysis of the events and trial of the Chicago Seven supports conclusions regarding the type, amplitude, and effect of power-in-language. The study's findings pertain to the historical participants of 1968-1970 but the conclusions offer reason to believe that newer ideas concerning social power should be considered that may refine or redefine classic power notions of industrial era U.S. society.
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