New PDF release: A Normative Theory of the Information Society (Routledge

By Alistair S. Duff

ISBN-10: 0415719631

ISBN-13: 9780415719636

ISBN-10: 0415955718

ISBN-13: 9780415955713

There is a transparent want for a scientific, integrative, and rigorous normative concept of the knowledge society. during this publication, Duff deals a prescriptive concept to assist to lead the tutorial and coverage groups as they debate the long run form of rising post-industrial, information-based societies. He argues that info coverage must develop into anchored in a left-liberal philosophy which foregrounds a possible permutation of the center beliefs of freedom, equality and brotherhood. the knowledge society, whether it is to be worthy having in any respect, can't be allowed to be principally the result of the loose play of industry forces and technological determinism. The social constitution, together with the data economic system, has to be subjected to a regulatory axiological method as explicated by means of a few major proponents of social democracy. this article is going to be of curiosity to students and scholars on the leading edge of data experiences, journalism and media, computing device technological know-how, sociology, politics, philosophy, administration and law.

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