Alistair Duff is professor of information policy in the School of Arts and Creative Industries. His research contributes also to the Centre for Social Informatics.
Duff's most recent (2013-2017) major project was the Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded, Informing the Good Society (InGSoc): New Directions in Information Policy (www.informingthegoodsociety.com).
He was a 2006/7 visiting fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, and a 2001 visiting lecturer at the University of Zurich summer school.
He has served as external examiner at City University and the Lincoln School of Journalism, and is currently MA Journalism academic examiner at Nottingham Trent University.
Duff is currently module leader on several information modules, as well as a dissertation supervisor at honours, postgraduate and doctoral levels. He was a Napier Teaching Fellow from 2003-2008.
Recent RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS include:
Walter Lippmann, in The Encyclopedia of Social Theory (Wiley, 2017)
On political ePunditry, Journalism Studies (2017)
The fellowship of the net, International Journal of Public Theology (2017)
Rating the revolution: Silicon Valley in normative perspective, Information, Communication and Society (2016)
Information society, in Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd ed. (Elsevier, 2015)
Cyber-Green: idealism in the information age, Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society (2015)
Needing NoDI (normal democratic information)? The problem of information poverty in post-industrial society, Information, Communication and Society (2015)
Information, in The Encyclopedia of Political Thought, vol. 4 (Wiley-Blackwell, 2014)
Pundit for post-industrial times? Walter Lippmann as an information society theorist, Information, Communication and Society (2013)
A Normative Theory of the Information Society (Routledge Research Monographs, 2012)
The Rawls-Tawney theorem and the digital divide in post-industrial society, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (2011)
The age of access? Information policy and social progress, in R. Negrine, ed., Communications Policy: Theories and Issues (Palgrave, 2010)
Daniel Bell's theory of the information society, in B. Smart, ed., Post-Industrial Society, vol. 3 (Sage, 2010)