© 1997

An Ethical Global Information Society

Culture and democracy revisited

  • Jacques Berleur
  • Diane Whitehouse

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Introduction

  3. Ethics

  4. Global Information Society

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Bo Dahlbom
      Pages 83-95
    3. Ernest Jordan, Janice Burn
      Pages 103-111
    4. Jorge Martínez-Contreras, Raúl Gutiérrez-Lombardo, Marcela Lombardo-Otero
      Pages 112-121
  5. Cultural Challenges

About this book


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.


Internet communication computer ethics knowledge networks organization

Editors and affiliations

  • Jacques Berleur
    • 1
  • Diane Whitehouse
    • 2
  1. 1.Computing Science FacultyUniversity of NamurBelgium
  2. 2.London Business SchoolLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title An Ethical Global Information Society
  • Book Subtitle Culture and democracy revisited
  • Editors Jacques J. Berleur
    Diane Whitehouse
  • Series Title IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-412-82960-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4757-5181-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-387-35327-2
  • Series ISSN 1868-4238
  • Series E-ISSN 1868-422X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XX, 381
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Artificial Intelligence
    Computer Communication Networks
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