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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 concept to assist to lead the educational and coverage groups as they debate the long run form of rising post-industrial, information-based societies. He argues that info 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 data society, whether it is to be worthy having in any respect, can't be allowed to be mostly the result of the unfastened play of industry forces and technological determinism. The social constitution, together with the data economic climate, needs to be subjected to a regulatory axiological procedure as explicated through a few major proponents of social democracy. this article will be of curiosity to students and scholars on the innovative of knowledge reports, journalism and media, desktop technological know-how, sociology, politics, philosophy, administration and law.

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