Global Control aims to achieve a clearer understanding of the long process of
globalization by focusing on the crucial role of information and control
technologies. Information systems and control technologies are key to globalization
and, while generally facilitating the overall trend to spatial reorganization, they
also effect change through the pervasive influence of ‘internal systems logic’.
Thus, the author argues, the dominant institutions of states, firms and markets
transform global development and are themselves transformed by key information
technologies. More specifically the book identifies the key phases of modern
globalization and analyses the crucial role played by different information
technologies at each point in time.