By Alistair S. Duff
There is a transparent desire for a scientific, integrative, and rigorous normative idea of the data society. during this ebook, Duff deals a prescriptive conception to aid 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 develop into anchored in a left-liberal philosophy which foregrounds a possible permutation of the center beliefs of freedom, equality and brotherhood. the data society, whether it is to be worthy having in any respect, can't be allowed to be mostly the end result of the unfastened play of marketplace forces and technological determinism. The social constitution, together with the data economic climate, needs to be subjected to a regulatory axiological process as explicated by way of a few best proponents of social democracy. this article will be of curiosity to students and scholars on the leading edge of data experiences, journalism and media, laptop technology, sociology, politics, philosophy, administration and law.
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