n Journal of Public Administration - Contextualising the theme of Gauteng Provincial Legislature's knowledge management summit

Special issue 1
  • ISSN : 0036-0767



Making reference to the dawn of the information age and the rise of a network society, Manuel Castells wrote: "bypassed by global networks of wealth, power, and information, the modern nation-state has lost much of its sovereignty. By trying to intervene strategically in the global scene, the state loses the capacity to represent its territorially rooted constituencies". This underscores the importance of knowledge and its implication in the running of the state. On 29 September 2011 the Gauteng Provincial Legislature hosted a Knowledge Management Summit, where experts, academics and leaders in the legislative sector addressed the concept of knowledge management and its possible application to enhance the capacity of the legislatures in their law making and oversight responsibilities.

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