By Alistair S. Duff
There is a transparent want for a scientific, integrative, and rigorous normative concept of the knowledge society. during this ebook, Duff deals a prescriptive concept to assist to steer the educational and coverage groups as they debate the longer term 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 unfastened play of industry forces and technological determinism. The social constitution, together with the knowledge economic climate, has to be subjected to a regulatory axiological process 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 experiences, journalism and media, computing device technological know-how, sociology, politics, philosophy, administration and law.
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