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Research Handbook on Information Policy

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Research Handbook on Information Policy

9781789903577 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Alistair S. Duff, Visiting Scholar, Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3), Open University of Catalonia, Spain and Emeritus Professor of Information Policy, Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland
Publication Date: October 2021 ISBN: 978 1 78990 357 7 Extent: c 496 pp
This comprehensive and innovative Research Handbook tackles the pressing issues confronting us at the dawn of the global network society, including freedom of speech, government transparency and the digital divide. Engaging with controversial problems of public policy including freedom of expression, copyright and information inequality, the Research Handbook on Information Policy offers a well-rounded exploration of the history and future of this vital field.

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This comprehensive and innovative Research Handbook tackles the pressing issues confronting us at the dawn of the global network society, including freedom of speech, government transparency and the digital divide.
 
Representing a milestone in information policy research, this new volume edited by Alistair Duff brings together leading contributors from a wide range of disciplines to discuss important topics such as genetic information, news and privacy, and provides case studies on cyber harms, freedom of information and national digitization policy. Engaging with controversial problems of public policy including freedom of expression, copyright and information inequality, the Research Handbook on Information Policy offers a well-rounded exploration of the history and future of this vital field.
 
Systematically addressing both general theory and specific issues, as well as providing international perspectives, this Research Handbook will be of particular interest to academics and students in the disciplines of information science, journalism and media studies, politics, sociology, philosophy and law.
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‘This collection makes a huge contribution to our understanding why information society and information policy research are crucial – retrospectively and prospectively. Theorised from multiple standpoints, this collection of leading scholars tells us how power is articulated through information, enabling surveillance, perpetuating inequalities, and creating conditions for either sustaining or curtailing freedom of expression, privacy and access to information. Required reading for everyone interested in the potentials of democratic discourse.’
– Robin Mansell, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
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Contributors include: Alistair Black, Sandra Braman, Ruth Chadwick, Ian Cornelius, Alistair S. Duff, William H. Dutton, John Feather, Steve Fuller, Blayne Haggart, Catherine Heeney, Arne Hintz, Paul T. Jaeger, Sue Curry Jansen, László Z. Karvalics, Michael A. Katell, Emily J. M. Knox, Petr Lupač, Ben McConville, Victoria Nash, Julia Pohle, Priscilla M. Regan, Amit M. Schejter, Ivan Szekely, Natalie Greene Taylor, Richard D. Taylor, Kim M. Thompson, Margaret Ann Wilkinson, Ben Worthy, Aljona Zorina












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