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Book review: the square and the tower: networks, hierarchies and the struggle for global power by Niall Ferguson

Onaciu, Vlad (2018) Book review: the square and the tower: networks, hierarchies and the struggle for global power by Niall Ferguson. LSE Review of Books (03 Jul 2018). Website.

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Abstract

In The Square and the Tower: Networks, Hierarchies and the Struggle for Global Power, Niall Ferguson offers an account of the historical interplay between vertical hierarchies and horizontal networks, with a focus on two key ‘Age of Networks’. While finding the book more of a synthesis of ideas than the definitive text on its studied phenomena, Vlad Onaciu recommends this as a valuable entrypoint for readers interested in the relationship between ‘the vertical tower and the horizontal square’.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/2018/07/03...
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2018 09:44
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2020 23:07
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/91189

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