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Mobilizing the Information Society$
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Robin Mansell

Print publication date: 1993

Print ISBN-13: 9780198295570

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198295570.001.0001

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Competing Interests and Strategies in the Information Society

Competing Interests and Strategies in the Information Society

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(p.8) 1 Competing Interests and Strategies in the Information Society
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Mobilizing the Information Society
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Robin Mansell

W. Edward Steinmueller

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198295570.003.0002

The interaction between the information society and the significant changes in both information and communication technologies would bring about profound effects on our lives, particularly in the twenty-first century. As our focus remains in the European aspect of the said interactions, our study concentrates on how European developments are influenced greatly by the understanding of the visions made by other societies, such as that of the United States, and by these technological developments' global character. Since the European character of the vision for the information society may have notable differences from that of other societies, we aim to explore the public expressions of European policy makers and how Europe differs from other areas in terms of its technological, social, cultural, and economic development.

Keywords:   information society, interactions, information technology, communication technology, Europe, global character, policy makers

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