In the words of Nurminen, Berleur and Impagliazzo (2006:2) “how can we build up, whatever we may call it, an Information Society, a Knowledge Society, a Digital Society for all?” Surely, an ethical but also democratic process must be at the very core of this information society that we build? Such is the argument put forward by the authors of the second part of this book.


Information Society Sensitive Design Democratic Process Knowledge Society Information Communication Technology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kai K. Kimppa
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  1. 1.Information Systems, Department of Information TechnologyUniversity of TurkuFinland

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