Wikipedia: First references

Uses and limits of Wikipedia and other Wikis

Bearing in mind that this is a course without a textbook or two to feed your reading and guide the discussions, we have turned instead to the web and more specifically in this section to the Wikipedia for a certain number of introductory pieces, as sources of useful first information on concepts, terms, phenomena and forces, many of which have a role in shaping the environment of the next decade (the scope of this seminar) and beyond (the scope of someone else’s).

The entries need to be treated with caution of course, but in many cases they make a good first-stop shop when you are looking into a topic area for the first time. You can think of them as a first-stop shop for journalist, students and the generally curious. First -top, but not last-stop. OK?

A number of them are exceptionally good as introductions and provide references and links for those who wish to go further. But Caveat Emptor is always a good idea.

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