Alistair S. Duff's A Normative Theory of the Information Society (Routledge PDF

By Alistair S. Duff

There is a transparent want for a scientific, integrative, and rigorous normative conception of the data society. during this ebook, Duff deals a prescriptive conception to aid to lead the tutorial and coverage groups as they debate the longer term 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 financial system, needs to be subjected to a regulatory axiological method as explicated via a few best proponents of social democracy. this article will be of curiosity to students and scholars on the leading edge of data stories, journalism and media, machine technological know-how, sociology, politics, philosophy, administration and law.

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