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Introduction

Shalini Venturelli

in Liberalizing the European Media

Published in print July 1998 | ISBN: 9780198233794
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191678998 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198233794.003.0001
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This chapter attempts to provide a contemporary and clear-cut definition of information society. It raises an important point that information society is not just about the processes of technological progress. This chapter states that information society depends largely on societies' and states' social, economic, cultural and other political decisions. Several issues, concerns, and dilemmas are also raised in this chapter with regards to information liberalization. It also raises a number of supranational and global benefits and advantages that come along with liberalizing the information society. This chapter also points out the connection between modern democracy and the growing landscape of information society and attempts to analyse the effects of information liberalization in the democratic political layout of a nation or society. It points out that it is important to compare the status of the fundamental rights of the people to access information and the competition in the constitution of the information society.

Keywords: information liberalization; information society; democracy; rights

Chapter.  3030 words. 

Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies

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