Contemporary Applications of Actor Network Theory

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This book provides empirically driven discussions and investigations into the relevance of Actor Network Theory (ANT) and its theoretical concepts. As our civilization evolves from human to technologically-driven, new socio-technical networks of actors—in society, business and government—are emerging by the day. These networks of actors collaborate to produce contemporary goods and services, handle production processes, manage risks, develop social and commercial networks, develop policy development, manage complexities and create new ways of life. This book provides unique conceptual tools needed to analyze such processes, highlighting the effectiveness of ANT in fostering collaboration in and between governments, organizations and society.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages283
ISBN (Print)978-981-15-7065-0
ISBN (Electronic)978-981-15-7066-7
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2020


  • Actor Network Theory
  • Actor network
  • sociology of translation
  • Complex Systems
  • Acts-shifts
  • Architechture
  • moments of translation
  • Translation
  • translation process
  • Robots
  • AI
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Non-human agency
  • agency
  • human agency
  • actant
  • non human actor
  • human actor
  • Irreversability
  • Power relationship
  • evolution
  • Inscription
  • occupational violence
  • socio-ecological model
  • mobile banking
  • interaction
  • Transcription
  • blackboxing
  • black box
  • healthcare
  • Intelligent technology
  • interactive banking
  • media in banking
  • Social Media
  • Social Network Analysis
  • networked organizations
  • mobilization
  • enrolment
  • Mobilization Decision theory
  • Media Entrepreneurship
  • E-Learning
  • Problematization
  • OPP
  • Obligatory Passage Point
  • Risk Management
  • ANT
  • interessement


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