9780742542334

The Internet in Public Life

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  • ISBN13:

    9780742542334

  • ISBN10:

    0742542335

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2004-08-19
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Summary

The spread of new information and communications technologies during the past two decades has helped reshape civic associations, political communities, and global relations. In the midst of the information revolution, we find that the speed of this techno

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Verna V. Gehring
Introduction 1(6)
William A. Galston
I: The Information Superhighway: Toward a Morality of Information?
1. Shaping the Web: Why the Politics of Search Engines Matter
7(22)
Helen Nissenbaum and Lucas D. Introna
2. Reliance and Reliability: The Problem of Information on the Internet
29(14)
Robert Wachbroit
3. Do Hackers Provide a Public Service?
43(16)
Verna V. Gehring
II: Social Bonds: Stronger or Weaker?
4. The Impact of the Internet on Civic Life: An Early Assessment
59(20)
William A. Galston
5. The Internet and Civil Society
79(22)
Peter Levine
6. Social Capital and the Net
101(12)
Eric M. Uslaner
7. The Cosmopolitan Project: Does the Internet Have a Global Public Face?
113(14)
Thomas C. Hilde
Index 127(6)
About the Editor and Contributors 133

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