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Human Rights in the Global Information Society

ISBN-10: 0262101157

ISBN-13: 9780262101158

Edition: 2006

Authors: Rikke Frank J�rgensen, William J. Drake, Ernest J. Wilson

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Does the information society help to advance human rights or does it threaten them? This book offers interdisciplinary perspectives on information technology as a global policy issue. It discusses such topics as freedom of expression, access to information, discrimination, gender equality, and political participation.
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Book details

List price: $12.75
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 6/16/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Gerry Stahl is Associate Professor in the College of Information Science and Technology, Drexel University. He is founding coeditor of the International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning.Rikke Frank J�rgensen is Senior Adviser at the Danish Institute for Human Rights and adviser to the Danish Delegation to the World Summit on the Information Society. She is on the boards of Digital Rights (DK) and European Digital Rights (EDRI).

William J. Drake is a senior associate with the Centre for International Governance at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland.

Ernest J. Wilson III is Professor of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, College Park, and Senior Advisor to the Global Information Infrastructure Commission. He is the coeditor of National Information Infrastructure Initiatives (MIT Press, 1997).

Foreword
Introduction
Freedom of Expression, Access to Information, and Privacy Protection
The Right to Express Oneself and to Seek Information
The Right to Information in the Age of Information
Access to Information and Knowledge
Intellectual Property Rights and the Information Commons
Privacy as Freedom
Freedom of Association, Participation, and Procedural Protections
The Right of Assembly and Freedom of Association in the Information Age
The Right to Political Participation and the Information Society
The "Guarantee Rights" for Realizing the Rule of Law
Equal Treatment and Development
A Nondiscriminatory Information Society
Women's Human Rights in the Information Society
Ensuring Minority Rights in a Pluralistic and "Liquid" Information Society
The Right to Development in the Information Society
About the Authors
Afterword: The Tunis Commitment
Index