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By Alistair S. Duff

There is a transparent desire for a scientific, integrative, and rigorous normative thought of the knowledge society. during this booklet, Duff deals a prescriptive conception to aid to lead the educational and coverage groups as they debate the long run 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 middle beliefs of freedom, equality and brotherhood. the knowledge society, whether it is to be worthy having in any respect, can't be allowed to be principally the result of the loose play of industry forces and technological determinism. The social constitution, together with the knowledge financial system, has to be subjected to a regulatory axiological process as explicated by way of a few top proponents of social democracy. this article will be of curiosity to students and scholars on the leading edge of knowledge reviews, journalism and media, desktop technological know-how, sociology, politics, philosophy, administration and law.

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