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Title Towards a sustainable information society : deconstructing WSIS / edited by Jan Servaes & Nico Carpentier
Published Bristol : Intellect, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (215 pages)
Series European Consortium for Communications Research, 1742-9420 ; vol. 2
European Consortium for Communications Research (Series)
Contents Table of Contents; Foreword: Towards a New Democratic Lingua Franca: Opening Speech at the ECCR WSIS conference, European Parliament March 1, 2004; Introduction: Steps to Achieve a Sustainable Information Society; 1: The Unbearable Lightness of Full Participation in a Global Context: WSIS and Civil Society Participation; 2: Communication Governance and the Role of Civil Society: Reflections on Participation and the Changing Scope of Political Action; 3: Civil Society's Involvement in the WSIS Process: Drafting the Alter-Agenda; 4: WSIS and Organized Networks as New Civil Society Movements
5: How Civil Society Can Help Civil Society6: What Price the Information Society? A Candidate Country Perspective within the Context of the EU's Information Society Policies; 7: Peer-to-Peer: From Technology to Politics; 8: From Virtual to Everyday Life; 9: Shifting from Equity to Efficiency Rationales: Global Benefits Resulting from a Digital Solidarity Fund; 10: PSB as an Instrument of Implementing WSIS Aim
Summary The Information Society is one of the recurrent imaginaries to describe present-day structures, discourses and practices. Within its meaning is enshrined the promise of a better world, sometimes naively assuming a technological deus ex machina, in other cases hoping for the creation of policy tools that will overcome a diversity of societal divides. With the two-phased World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), the United Nations attempted to stimulate the development of such tools. Simultaneously, the WSIS is a large-scale experiment in multistakeholderism. The objective was to create a
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject World Summit on the Information Society.
Digital communications -- Social aspects.
Globalization -- Social aspects.
Information society.
Sustainable development.
Form Electronic book
Author Carpentier, Nico, editor
Servaes, Jan, 1952- editor
European Consortium for Communications Research.
ISBN 1841509477 (electronic bk.)
9781841509471 (electronic bk.)