Professor of Information Policy
Duff, A. (2011). The Rawls-Tawney theorem and the digital divide in postindustrial society. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 62, 604-612. https://doi.org/10.1002/asi.21470
The digital divide continues to challenge political and academic circles worldwide. A range of policy solutions is briefly evaluated, from laissez-faire on the right to “arith...
Duff, A. (2010). The Holy Grail of a viable press. The Journal. 33
Opinion article analysing problems facing mass media in information age.
Duff, A. (2009). Daniel Bell's theory of the information society. In B. Smart (Ed.), Post-Industrial Society, 201-232. Sage
Daniel Bell is recognised to be the foremost writer on the information society. The paper expounds his writings in detail, showing their development from the 1960s to the 1990...
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...
Duff, A. (2004). The sickness of an information society: R.H.Tawney and the post-industrial condition. Information, Communication and Society. 7, 403-422. doi:10.1080/1369118042000284632. ISSN 1369-118X
R. H. Tawney is frequently cited as one of the most distinguished social theorists of the twentieth century, and his position in the British school of ethical, democratic soci...
Duff, A. S. (2004). The Past, Present, and Future of Information Policy: Towards a normative theory of the information society. Information, Communication and Society, 7(1), 69-87. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369118042000208906
The profile of information policy in academic and policy-making circles has been rising in recent decades, a function, presumably, of the expansion of an 'information society'...
Killick, L., Duff, A., Hall, H., & Deakin, M. (2016). Power to the Population? the population census under review. In ACTIS 2015, 27-34
Many regard the population census as the backbone of national statistics. It is also regarded as a national institution; a data source held in high regard by the academic, pol...
Duff, A. (2003). Social welfare aspects of information with special reference to news. In P. Isaias, & A. Palma dos Reis (Eds.), Proceedings of the IADIS (International Association for Development of the Information Society) International Conference on e-Society, 773-776
The information society thesis, according to which economically advanced nations are undergoing transformation into post-industrial, information-based societies, can, with cav...
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
Staff and research students from the Centre for Social Informatics presented nine papers at Information: interactions and impact (i3) in June 2017.
26 June 2017
24 May 2016
14 April 2016