Duff, A. (2014). Key principles of the good information society. In Kommers, P. & Isaias, P. (Eds.). Proceedings of 13th IADIS International Conference on e-Society, 175-182. ISBN 978-989-8533-32-6
Duff, A. (2009). New media & information: convergences & divergences (CD Rom). In New Media & Information: Convergences & Divergences. ISBN 9789606746055
Duff, A. (2009). Rethinking the digital divide: from philanthropy to isonomia.. ISBN 9789606746055
The digital divide has been, at least until very recently, a major theme in policy as well as interdisciplinary academic circles across the world, as well as at a collective g...
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
Information Revolutionaries? Silicon Valley and Social Transformation. A Carnegie travel grant to carry out project work in USA
Arts & Humanities Research Council
InGSoc (Informing the Good Society: New Directions in Information Policy) is a three-year project, funded by an Arts and Humanities Research Council standard grant. The project, whose common thread is...
Dr Alistair Duff visited the Lippmann Papers (Walter Lippman’s personal archives and associated materials) at Yale University in autumn 2011.
Walter Lippmann (1889-1974), although not enjoying a cur...
25 May 2016
25 May 2016
Professor Alistair Duff gave a public lecture on privacy, Tuesday 24 May 2016, as part of Edinburgh Napier University's School of Arts and Creative Industries Degree Show Exhi...
15 April 2016
15 April 2016
The concluding meeting of the InGSoc Project took place on Friday 15 April 2016. The one-day symposium, set in the august surroundings of Merchiston Tower boardroom (wh...
Duff, A. (2005). Laying a foundation of fact: the Fabian story and the information society.
Duff, A. (2003). Social welfare aspects of information with special reference to news. In Proceedings of the IADIS (International Association for Development of the Information Society) International Conference on e-Society, 773-776. ISBN 972-98947-0-1
The information society thesis, according to which economically advanced nations are undergoing transformation into post-industrial, information-based societies, can, with cav...
Duff, A. (2002). Informatisation: the four electronic dispensations.
Duff, A. (2001). Social democracy and information media policy.
Duff, A. (2001). The field of information society studies II. The politics of information.
Duff, A. (in press). The Fellowship of the Net. International Journal of Public Theology. ISSN 1872-5171
The article revisits the tradition of religious socialism as a potential resource for the information age. It begins with a detailed exposition and defence of the ideas of net...
Duff, A. S. (2017). On Political ePunditry*. Journalism Studies. doi:10.1080/1461670X.2017.1279981. ISSN 1461-670X
The article develops the concept of ePunditry, a putative new lens through which to view the work of political blogging and associated digital modes. It starts by describing t...
Duff, A. S. & Bentham, C. (in press). Information policy in the PanopticEon. Journal of Information Ethics. 26(1)ISSN 1061-9321
Forrest, E. & Duff, A. S. (in press). Ethical ePunditry? The role of expertise in online opinion-making. Journal of Information Ethics. 26(1). ISSN 1061-9321
Duff, A. (2016). Rating the revolution: Silicon Valley in normative perspective. Information, Communication and Society. 19(11), 1605-1621. doi:10.1080/1369118X.2016.1142594. ISSN 1369-118X
Silicon Valley, California – home of Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Google, and so on – is widely regarded as the epicentre of the information revolution. However, it is not just a...
Killick, L., Hall, H., Duff, A. & Deakin, M. (2016). The census as an information source in public policy-making. Journal of Information Science. 42(3), 386-395. doi:10.1177/0165551516628471. ISSN 0165-5515
This paper provides an assessment of the value of national population censuses as information sources with specific reference to
UK census data and its use in policy-making. M...
Duff, A. (2015). Inspecting the bad society? Bentham’s panopticon revisited.
In Panopticon; or, The Inspection-House (2008 ), the utilitarian philosopher Jeremy Bentham outlined what he perceived to be a model prison, based on ‘the inspection-pri...
Information society studies has emerged as an important field of interdisciplinary research, illustrated by the success of The Information Society: An International Journal, and the newer British-base...
This thesis describes the development of the HI-risk method to assess socio-tec...
Leo Appleton's PhD research explores the impact of libraries on citizenship. He is...
This study uses an ethnographic approach (participant observation in conjunction with indepth group and individual inte...