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Title Perspectives and policies on ICT in society : an IFIP TC9 (Computers and Society) handbook / edited by Jacques Berleur, Chrisanthi Avgerou
Published New York, NY : Springer, ©2005


Description 1 online resource (vii, 290 pages) : illustrations
Series IFIP - the International Federation for Information Processing ; 179
International Federation for Information Processing (Series) ; 179.
Contents Perspectives and Policies on ICT in Africa -- ICT in China -- ICT Policies of the European Union -- The Information Society in the Asia-Pacific Region -- Controlling and Enhancing the Information Society in the United States -- Relation of Computers and Work -- Ethics of Computing -- Effects of the Internet on Privacy
Summary "The authors of this work explore the ICT policies of different nations and regions such as Africa, China, Europe, and India. They assess the arguments surrounding the impending new age, as well as some of the more sensitive issues of its developments. This progress will signal an expansion of ICT in many domains - the so-called ubiquity - such as in the workplace, the home, government, and education and it will affect privacy and professional ethics. The expansion will also encompass all parts of the earth, particularly developing countries. Such growth must take place in the context of historical dimensions and should underscore the accountability of professionals in the field." "The intent of this book is to address these issues and to serve as a handbook of IFIP's TC9 "Computers and Society" committee. Thirty authors from twelve countries consider the ICT policies with their associated perspectives and they explore what may be the information age and the digital society of tomorrow. The book provides reflection on today's complex society and addresses the uncertain developments arising from an increasingly global and technologically connected world."--Jacket
Analysis Communication technology
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Information technology -- Social aspects
Information technology -- Government policy
Information society.
COMPUTERS -- Information Technology.
Information society
Information technology -- Government policy
Information technology -- Social aspects
Form Electronic book
Author Berleur, J
Avgerou, Chrisanthi
IFIP Technical Committee 9.
LC no. 2005044151
ISBN 9780387255880