A Normative Theory of the Information Society (Routledge by Alistair S. Duff

By Alistair S. Duff

There is a transparent want for a scientific, integrative, and rigorous normative conception of the knowledge society. during this booklet, Duff bargains a prescriptive thought 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 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 result of the loose play of industry forces and technological determinism. The social constitution, together with the knowledge financial system, has to be subjected to a regulatory axiological approach as explicated by way of a few major proponents of social democracy. this article will be of curiosity to students and scholars on the innovative of knowledge experiences, journalism and media, desktop technology, sociology, politics, philosophy, administration and law.

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