An Ethical Global Information Society

Culture and democracy revisited

  • Jacques Berleur
  • Diane Whitehouse

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Introduction

  3. Ethics

  4. Global Information Society

  5. Cultural Challenges

  6. Democratic Challenges

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-227
    2. Marie d’Udekem-Gevers
      Pages 249-260
    3. Simone Fischer-Hübner
      Pages 261-274
    4. Marc van Lieshout, Thea Weijers, René van Rijsselt
      Pages 289-303
  7. The Concept of the Agora

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 305-305
    2. Niklas Damiris, Helga Wild
      Pages 307-317
    3. Dimitrios Vogiatzis, Symeon Retalis
      Pages 355-361
  8. Recommendations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 363-363
    2. Jacques Berleur, Diane Whitehouse
      Pages 365-379
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 381-381

About this book


Many challenges lie ahead in the development of a global information society. Culture and democracy are two areas which may be under particular threat. The book reflects on today's complex and uncertain cultural and democratic developments arising as a result of an increasingly global, technologically-connected world. In particular it focuses on the Internet, examining new metaphors for communication, defining the issues at stake and proposing options, actions and solutions. Among the issues discussed were: multi-cultural developments; cultural sensitivities and the involvement of cultural minorities; generation gaps; gender issues; technology access for the elderly and the disabled; technology transfer.


Internet communication computer ethics knowledge networks organization

Editors and affiliations

  • Jacques Berleur
    • 1
  • Diane Whitehouse
    • 2
  1. 1.Computing Science FacultyUniversity of NamurBelgium
  2. 2.London Business SchoolLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-5181-9
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-35327-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1868-4238
  • Series Online ISSN 1868-422X
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