Perspectives and Policies on ICT in Society

An IFIP TC9 (Computers and Society) Handbook


ISBN: 978-0-387-25587-3 (Print) 978-0-387-25588-0 (Online)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-vii

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-11


  3. Policies on Information and Communication Technology in Society

    1. Chapter

      Pages 15-26

      Perspectives and Policies on ICT in Africa

    2. Chapter

      Pages 27-36

      ICT in China: A strong Force to Boost Economic and Social development

    3. Chapter

      Pages 37-66

      ICT Policies of the European Union: From an Information Society to eEurope. Trends and visions

    4. Chapter

      Pages 67-76

      The Information Society in the Asia-Pacific Region India and Australia

    5. Chapter

      Pages 77-85

      IT STAR in Central and Eastern Europe — A Synergy of a Goodwill

    6. Chapter

      Pages 87-97

      Controlling and Enhancing the Information Society in the United States

    7. Chapter

      Pages 99-117

      The Information (Society) Race

  4. The Information Society: Issues of Major Concern

    1. Chapter

      Pages 121-133

      The Relation of Computers and Work

    2. Chapter

      Pages 135-152

      The Information Society and its Consequences: Lessons from the Past

    3. Chapter

      Pages 153-158

      Historic, Contemporary, and Future Effects of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) on People with Impairments

    4. Chapter

      Pages 159-170

      Ethics of Computing

    5. Chapter

      Pages 171-186

      Ethical Questions on the Governance of the Internet

    6. Chapter

      Pages 187-204

      The Home in the Information Society

    7. Chapter

      Pages 205-217

      Information society and the Digital Divide Problem in Developing Countries

    8. Chapter

      Pages 219-237

      Symbolic and Structuring Effects of the Internet on Privacy

    9. Chapter

      Pages 239-255

      Integrating Historical and Societal Contexts in the Computing Curricula

    10. Chapter

      Pages 257-274

      The Role of the Information Society Model in Education in the United States

    11. Chapter

      Pages 275-280

      Working with Information Systems — the Role of the Professional

    12. Chapter

      Pages 281-287

      Collaboration and Research Methods

  5. Back Matter

    Pages 289-290