The Internet in Public Life / Edition 1

The Internet in Public Life / Edition 1

by Verna V. Gehring
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742542343

ISBN-13: 9780742542341

Pub. Date: 08/28/2004

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Gehring (Institute for Philosophy & Public Policy, U. of Maryland) collects seven essays from the Institute's Quarterly and other sources focusing on the social and moral aspects of the Internet. The consensus is that this new form of public space calls for democratic access and deliberation. But opinions vary in regard to whether social/global bonds are strengthened…  See more details below

Overview

Gehring (Institute for Philosophy & Public Policy, U. of Maryland) collects seven essays from the Institute's Quarterly and other sources focusing on the social and moral aspects of the Internet. The consensus is that this new form of public space calls for democratic access and deliberation. But opinions vary in regard to whether social/global bonds are strengthened online. One contributor views hackers (as vs. crackers) in a positive light. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742542341
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/28/2004
Series:
Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.92(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction1
1Shaping the Web : why the politics of search engines matter7
2Reliance and reliability : the problem of information on the Internet29
3Do hackers provide a public service?43
4The impact of the Internet on civic life : an early assessment59
5The Internet and civil society79
6Social capital and the Net101
7The cosmopolitan project : does the Internet have a global public face?113

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