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 thought of the data society. during this booklet, Duff deals a prescriptive conception to assist to steer the educational and coverage groups as they debate the long run form of rising post-industrial, information-based societies. He argues that details coverage must turn into anchored in a left-liberal philosophy which foregrounds a possible permutation of the middle 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 end result of the loose play of industry forces and technological determinism. The social constitution, together with the knowledge financial system, needs to be subjected to a regulatory axiological approach as explicated by means of a few best proponents of social democracy. this article is going to be of curiosity to students and scholars on the leading edge of knowledge reviews, journalism and media, desktop technology, sociology, politics, philosophy, administration and law.

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