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Economía y democracia en la sociedad del conocimiento


  • GARCÍA LIZANA, Antonio

    () (Departamento de Economía Aplicada (Política Económica y Economía Política). UNIVERSIDAD DE MÁLAGA)

  • MORENO-JIMENEZ, José María

    () (Grupo Decisión Multicriterio Zaragoza. Facultad de Económicas. UNIVERSIDAD DE ZARAGOZA)


This paper provides an economic reflection about democracy in the framework of knowledge society. Taking as our starting point the interaction between the components that explain the way society functions, what emerges is its non-lineal character, with the appearance of critical moments when currently accepted paradigms are called into question. It is only with the knowledge of this dynamic that human kind can govern this evolutionary process in a correct manner. Having first reviewed the fundamental lines of change that are currently taking place, this paper adopts an economic viewpoint in order to analyse the questions raised with respect to the conventional model of democracy. It then goes on to consider the characteristics of the knowledge society and the possibilities offered by ICT. All of this allows us to deduce the basic parameters so as to define alternatives that allow for improvements in the way democracy functions, with attention being focussed on the new model of cognitive democracy (e-cognocracy). El objetivo de este trabajo es llevar a cabo una reflexión económica sobre la orientación de la democracia en el marco de la sociedad del conocimiento. Partiendo de la interacción entre los componentes que explican el funcionamiento social, se advierte su carácter no lineal, existiendo momentos críticos en los que se cuestionan los paradigmas vigentes. Sólo conociendo tal dinámica, los seres humanos podemos gobernar de modo correcto el proceso evolutivo. Tras una revisión de las líneas fundamentales de cambio en la actualidad, se analizan, desde una óptica económica, las interrogantes sobre el modelo democrático convencional, así como las características de la sociedad del conocimiento y las posibilidades de la TIC, lo que permite deducir los parámetros básicos para definir alternativas que permitan mejorar el funcionamiento democrático, centrando la atención en el nuevo modelo de democracia cognitiva (e-cognocracia).

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  • GARCÍA LIZANA, Antonio & MORENO-JIMENEZ, José María, 2008. "Economía y democracia en la sociedad del conocimiento," Estudios de Economía Aplicada, Estudios de Economía Aplicada, vol. 26, pages 181-212, Agosto.
  • Handle: RePEc:lrk:eeaart:26_2_10

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    Democracy; Economy; Knowledge Society; Electronic Government; cognitive democracy; e-cognocracy/Democracia; Economía; Sociedad del Conocimiento; Gobierno Electrónico; e-cognocracia;

    JEL classification:

    • A13 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Relation of Economics to Social Values
    • D7 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making
    • H1 - Public Economics - - Structure and Scope of Government
    • O3 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights
    • Z00 - Other Special Topics - - General - - - General


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