By Alistair S. Duff
There is a transparent want for a scientific, integrative, and rigorous normative idea of the knowledge society. during this e-book, Duff bargains a prescriptive conception 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 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 data economic climate, needs to be subjected to a regulatory axiological process as explicated via a few major proponents of social democracy. this article will be of curiosity to students and scholars on the innovative of knowledge stories, journalism and media, machine technology, sociology, politics, philosophy, administration and law.
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A Normative Theory of the Information Society (Routledge Research in Information Technology and Society) by Alistair S. Duff