The Internet in Public Lifeby Verna V. Gehring
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 online. One contributor views hackers (as vs. crackers) in a positive light. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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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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