On Political Epunditry
Duff, A. S. (2018)
On Political Epunditry. Journalism Studies, 19(10), 1507-1525. https://doi.org/10.1080/1461670x.2017.1279981
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...
Pundit for post-industrial times? Walter Lippmann as an information society theorist.
Duff, A. (2013)
Pundit for post-industrial times? Walter Lippmann as an information society theorist. Information, Communication and Society, 16, 967-988. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369118X.2012.755209
Walter Lippmann (1889–1974) was perhaps the most prominent pundit of the late-industrial era. His place in the annals of journalism is secure, but his legacy should not stop t...
The normative crisis of the information society.
Duff, A. (2008)
The normative crisis of the information society. Cyberpsychology, 2,
The information society thesis, as a set of sociological propositions pertaining to a range of advanced nations, is now widely accepted. Attention, therefore, should increasin...
Powers in the Land?
Duff, A. (2008)
Powers in the Land?. Journalism Practice, 2, 230-244. https://doi.org/10.1080/17512780801999386
The expansion of opinion is one of the key developments in the British press, as elsewhere. The article analyses the role of one of the most important types of commentator, ne...
Neo-Rawlsian Co-ordinates: Notes on A Theory of Justice for the Information Age.
Duff, A. (2006)
Neo-Rawlsian Co-ordinates: Notes on A Theory of Justice for the Information Age. International journal of information ethics. 6, 17-22. ISSN 1614-1687
The ideas of philosopher John Rawls should be appropriated for the information age. A literature review
identifies previous contributions in fields such as communication and l...
Social Engineering in the Information Age
Duff, A. S. (2004)
Social Engineering in the Information Age. Information Society, 21(1), 67-71. doi:10.1080/01972240590895937
This article explores the relevance of social engineering for the
postindustrial epoch. The concept of social engineering has been
dormant in recent years, stained by the beha...
Four ‘e’pochs: the story of informatization.
Duff, A. (2002)
Four ‘e’pochs: the story of informatization. Library Review. 52, 58-64. doi:10.1108/00242530310462125. ISSN 0024-2535
Informatization is a term of Japanese provenance denoting major systemic change resulting from the application of information technology. At the macro (economic and sociologic...
The status of information society studies in the information science curriculum.
Duff, A. (2001)
The status of information society studies in the information science curriculum. Library Review. 51, 139-148. doi:10.1108/00242530210420997. ISSN 0024-2535
Argues for a central role for information society studies in degree programmes. Information society studies is an interdisciplinary specialism devoted to examination of the ma...