The Internet in Public Life

The Internet in Public Life

by Verna V. Gehring
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742542335

ISBN-13: 9780742542334

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

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:
9780742542334
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/28/2004
Series:
Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy Studies Series
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.66(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 I The Information Superhighway: Toward a Morality of Information? Chapter 2 Shaping the Web: Why the Politics of Search Engines Matter Chapter 3 Reliance and Reliability: The Problem of Information on the Internet Chapter 4 Do Hackers Provide a Public Service? Part 5 II Social Bonds: Stronger or Weaker? Chapter 6 The Impact of the Internet on Civic Life: An Early Assessment Chapter 7 The Internet and Civil Society Chapter 8 Social Capital and the Net Chapter 9 The Cosmopolitan Project: Does the Internet Have a Global Public Face?

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