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New Report: Localism and the Information Society

10 October, 2007
By Allison Orr

Knowledge Politics have released a new publication called Localism and the Information Society, which discusses concerns over perceptions of increased reliance on ICT undermining local community life.  The report argues that the Internet is actually a positive force for localism and social change.

Edward Andersson: “Our fears of the imminent death of local life are wrong. ICTs have contributed to a more mobile and connected population, but most people still feel an affinity to their locality. Online spaces can and should form part of a vibrant local democracy.  Society and technology are constantly changing.”

The report is a collection of essays by several authors, edited by researchers from knowledge Politics.

About Knowledge Politics
Knowledge Politics is a progressive, independent think-tank dedicated to exploring the implications and possibilities of the development of an information society.  Its research covers many areas including media, Internet, culture, eGovernment, technology and intellectual property.

On 3 October Knowledge Politics launched a new interdisciplinary online journal, Knowledge Politics Quarterly (KPQ).  View the first issue at KPQ.

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