<Embed>
& FREE Shipping. Details
Temporarily out of stock.
Order now and we'll deliver when available.
Order now and we'll deliver when available. We'll e-mail you with an estimated delivery date as soon as we have more information. Your account will only be charged when we ship the item.
Details
Want it faster? The Kindle eBook is available now and can be read on any device with the free Kindle app.
Your transaction is secure
We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Learn more
Ships from Amazon.com
Sold by Amazon.com
Ships from
Amazon.com

Sold by
Amazon.com

Return policy: Returnable within 30 days of receipt
In most cases, items shipped from Amazon.com may be returned for a full refund.
The Wealth of Networks: H... has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on your first order. Details
Condition: Used: Good

Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$19.76
+ $5.57 shipping
Sold by: u_pick
Add to Cart
$30.14
+ Free Shipping
Sold by: Book Depository US
Have one to sell?
Loading your book clubs
There was a problem loading your book clubs. Please try again.
Not in a club? Learn more
Amazon book clubs early access

Join or create book clubs

Choose books together

Track your books
Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free.
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.


The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom Paperback – October 23, 2007

4.5 out of 5 stars 25 ratings

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
Paperback
$25.00
$17.68 $1.35

Amazon Book Review | Discover your next great read
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
    Apple
  • Android
    Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone
  • Click here to download from Amazon appstore
    Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

kcpAppSendButton

Frequently bought together

  • The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom
  • +
  • Network Propaganda: Manipulation, Disinformation, and Radicalization in American Politics
  • +
  • Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest
Total price: $68.95
Buy the selected items together

Special offers and product promotions

Editorial Reviews

Review

"[An] ambitious attempt to understand how the internet is changing society. . . . The book draws on a staggering array of disciplines: from graph theory to economics, law to political science. But Benkler’s breadth is not at the expense of depth. . . . He never falls for easy, superficial conclusions. His writing is clear and readable . . . Keeping it as light as he does is a remarkable feat for a heavyweight piece of work. . . . This is an important book."—Paul Miller, Financial Times Magazine

"New networks offer a glimpse of the new polity and the ancient regime is struggling to prevent its birth. The Wealth of Networks is a reveille for netizens. . . . [It] is about the ‘transformation of the information and cultural production sector.’ Few are unaware that this sector is undergoing transformation, and Benkler’s identification of major forces at work is important and enlightening."—Paul Duguid, Times Literary Supplement

"Benkler excels . . . in bringing together disparate strands of the new information economy, from the democratization of the newsmedia via blogs to the online effort publicizing weaknesses in Diebold voting machines. . . . His defense of the Internet's power to enrich people's lives is often stirring."―Publishers Weekly

"The Wealth of Networks details the emergence of a networked society that if allowed to flourish will produce more value than does a proprietary system. . . . This book deserves to be read beyond the scope of the few scholars interested in intellectual property issues."―Debora Halbert, The Law and Politics Book Review

"The Wealth of Networks is Internet utopianism for grown-ups. Benkler’s sprawling argument sums up years of work on the economics, sociology, and politics of information technology. He is interested in the world that exists mostly for what it shows about what might be―a charitable definition of the utopian temper. His book is one part introduction to a vast and rapidly growing field of technology, economics, and law, and one part an object lesson in the place of utopian hopes in mature liberal thought. Benkler makes a strong case that we disown utopianism at our peril. In making that argument, he develops a liberal and realistic version of utopian thinking that avoids some of the hazards of the approach."―Jedediah Purdy, American Prospect


"Professor Benkler’s manifesto turns a much-needed spotlight on issues of great scope and moment that deserve far more public attention than they’ve yet gotten. For that reason, we’ve chosen Strategy & Business as the best book about the future in 2006."—Howard Rheingold, The Wealth of Networks (Best Books '06)


"A tour de force argument. . . . Benkler argues that now is the time to consider the balance between the promise of technology and the threats to its full measure. His is a book that gets behind (or beyond) current policy specifics to engage the basic issues involved. Important reading."―Communication Booknotes Quarterly

"Erudite, passionate, and economically sophisticated, Professor Benkler's new book is required reading for anyone interested in the democratic (and not-so-democratic) vistas of the Internet age."―Harvard Law Review

Winner of the 2006 Donald McGannon Award for Social and Ethical Relevance in Communications Policy Research given by the Donald McGannon Communication Research Center at Fordham University, New York

Selected as a 2007 AAUP University Press Book for Public and Secondary School Libraries

Winner of the American Political Science Association's 2007 Don K. Price Award for the Best Book in Science and Technology Politics

Winner of the 2008 CITASA Book Award, given by the American Sociological Association section on Communication and Information Technologies

"In this book, Benkler establishes himself as the leading intellectual of the information age. Profoundly rich in its insight and truth, this work will be the central text for understanding how networks have changed how we understand the world. No work to date has more carefully or convincingly made the case for a fundamental change in how we understand the economy of society."—Lawrence Lessig, Professor of Law, Stanford Law School


"A lucid, powerful, and optimistic account of a revolution in the making."—Siva Vaidhyanathan, author of The Anarchist in the Library


"This deeply researched book documents the fundamental changes in the ways in which we produce and share ideas, information, and entertainment. Then, drawing widely on the literatures of philosophy, economics, and political theory, it shows why these changes should be welcomed, not resisted.  The trends examined, if allowed to continue, will radically alter our lives—and no other scholar describes them so clearly or champions them more effectively than Benkler."—William W. Fisher III, Hale and Dorr Professor of Intellectual Property Law, Harvard University, Director, Berkman Center for Internet and Society


"At last a book that confronts the politics and economics of the Internet in a fundamental way, moving beyond the surface of policy debate to reveal the basic structure of the challenges we confront."—Bruce Ackerman, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science, Yale University


"A magnificent achievement. Yochai Benkler shows us how the Internet enables new commons-based methods for producing goods, remaking culture, and participating in public life. The Wealth of Networks is an indispensable guide to the political economy of our digitally networked world."—Jack M. Balkin, Professor of Law and Director of the Information Society Project, Yale University


About the Author

Yochai Benkler is the Joseph M. Field ’55 Professor of Law at Yale Law School, Yale University.

Product details

  • Item Weight : 1.66 pounds
  • Paperback : 528 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0300125771
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0300125771
  • Product Dimensions : 6.32 x 1.25 x 9.22 inches
  • Publisher : Yale University Press; 9/23/07 Edition (October 23, 2007)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25 ratings
Pages with related products. See and discover other items: it service management, network science