Computers and Networks in the Age of Globalization

IFIP TC9 Fifth World Conference on Human Choice and Computers August 25–28, 1998, Geneva, Switzerland

  • Leif Bloch Rasmussen
  • Colin Beardon
  • Silvio Munari

Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 57)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. People and Their Changing Values

  3. Citizenship in a Network Society

  4. The Individual and the Knowledge Based Organisation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Ruud van Dael, Carolien Metselaar
      Pages 187-199
    3. Kai Jakobs, Rob Procter, Robin Williams
      Pages 201-217
  5. Human Responsibility and Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. Kirsi Heiskanen, Mikko Jäkälä, Samuli Pekkola
      Pages 231-244
    3. Pertti Järvinen
      Pages 245-259
    4. Luc Jeandenans, Michel Gautero, François Grize, Igor V. Tetko, Alessandro E. P. Villa
      Pages 261-272
    5. Jean-François Vibert
      Pages 273-289
  6. Exclusion and Regeneration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 305-305
    2. Niklas Damiris, Helga Wild
      Pages 335-344
    3. Penny Duquenoy, Diane Whitehouse
      Pages 361-379
    4. Jane Retvig, Henrik Herlau, Leif Bloch Rasmussen
      Pages 381-395
  7. Epilogue

    1. Leif Bloch Rasmussen, Colin Beardon, Silvio Munari
      Pages 397-397

About this book


In modernity, an individual identity was constituted from civil society, while in a globalized network society, human identity, if it develops at all, must grow from communal resistance. A communal resistance to an abstract conceptualised world, where there is no possibility for perception and experience of power and therefore no possibility for human choice and action, is of utmost importance for the constituting of human choosers and actors.
This book therefore sets focus on those human choosers and actors wishing to read and enjoy the papers as they are actually perceiving and experiencing their lives in a diversity of social and cultural contexts. In so doing, the book tries to imagine in what kind of networks humans may choose and act based on the knowledge and empirical evidence presented in the papers.
The topics covered in the book include:
  • People and Their Changing Values.
  • Citizens in a Network Society.
  • The Individual and Knowledge Based Organisations.
  • Human Responsibility and Technology.
  • Exclusion and Regeneration.
This valuable new book contains the edited proceedings of the Fifth World Conference on Human Choice and Computers (HCC-5), which was sponsored by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) and held in Geneva, Switzerland in August 1998. Since the first HCC conference in 1974, IFIP's Technical Committee 9 has endeavoured to set the agenda for human choices and human actions vis-à-vis computers.


Internet communication ethics globalization identity information society information technology knowledge base organization privacy proving responsibility security visualization

Editors and affiliations

  • Leif Bloch Rasmussen
    • 1
  • Colin Beardon
    • 2
  • Silvio Munari
    • 3
  1. 1.Copenhagen Business SchoolDenmark
  2. 2.University of PlymouthUK
  3. 3.University of Lausanne Business SchoolSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-4838-3
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-35400-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1868-4238
  • Series Online ISSN 1868-422X
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