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An Ethical Global Information Society : Culture and democracy revisited - Jacques Berleur

An Ethical Global Information Society

Culture and democracy revisited

By: Jacques Berleur (Editor), Diane Whitehouse (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th November 1997
ISBN: 9780412829604
Number Of Pages: 381

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Many challenges lie ahead in the development of a global information society. Culture and democracy are two areas which may be under particular threat. The book reflects on today's complex and uncertain cultural and democratic developments arising as a result of an increasingly global, technologically-connected world. In particular it focuses on the Internet, examining new metaphors for communication, defining the issues at stake and proposing options, actions and solutions. Among the issues discussed were: multi-cultural developments; cultural sensitivities and the involvement of cultural minorities; generation gaps; gender issues; technology access for the elderly and the disabled; technology transfer.

Preface
Introduction: Culture and democracy revisited in the global information society: Summary of a position paperp. 3
A charter for citizens of the global information societyp. 15
Information technology and ethicsp. 30
Much ado about nothing: the Internet dreamp. 43
An analysis of ethical awareness related to computers and information technology of people in the Bangkok metropolisp. 50
The global information society: some reflections on labour and workp. 69
Global digital commerce: impacts and risks for developments of global information societiesp. 75
Going to the futurep. 83
Moving towards the millenium: will information technology take democracy into the 21st century?p. 96
Information assets as a platform for economic growthp. 103
Technology, economic development and sustainability: the case of Latin Americap. 112
Information society and Greek society: socio-cultural and political incompatibilitiesp. 125
Just-in-time open and distant training offers must match market and learners requirementsp. 133
What does it mean to be 'virtual'?p. 143
Information technology for persons with a disability: a vision for the International Federation for Information Processingp. 156
Gardening: a metaphor for sustainability in information technology-technical supportp. 171
Information society and civil society: non-governmental organizations and computer-mediated communication in Latin Americap. 186
Culture and communication - the interplay in the new public commons: Usenet and community networksp. 197
On cultures and information technology in organizationsp. 203
The role of Ukrainian universities in the development of the global information societyp. 215
Ethical and social issues of 'teleservices' for disabled and elderly peoplep. 229
The global information society and the implications of self-organizationp. 238
Information highways: a threat to democracy?p. 249
Privacy at risk in the global information societyp. 261
The politics of privacy on the global information highwayp. 275
Growing old in an information societyp. 289
The Internet: a new agora?p. 307
DEMOS: democratic evaluation of multiple options in societyp. 318
Historical and topographical amnesia on the information highway: metaphors and tacit knowledgep. 330
The role of the Internet both as an ancient agora and a French cafe for the humanitiesp. 345
A self-regulated Internet communityp. 355
From sand, through silver, to gold platesp. 365
Index of contributorsp. 381
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ISBN: 9780412829604
ISBN-10: 0412829606
Series: IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 381
Published: 30th November 1997
Publisher: Chapman and Hall
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.66