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 concept to aid to steer the educational 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 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 unfastened play of marketplace forces and technological determinism. The social constitution, together with the data economic system, needs to be subjected to a regulatory axiological approach as explicated through a few best proponents of social democracy. this article is going to be of curiosity to students and scholars on the innovative of data reviews, journalism and media, desktop technology, sociology, politics, philosophy, administration and law.
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