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Inspecting the bad society? Bentham’s panopticon revisited. (2016)
Journal Article
Duff, A. (2016). Inspecting the bad society? Bentham’s panopticon revisited. The Asian Conference on Technology, Information & Society, 13-25

In Panopticon; or, The Inspection-House (2008 [1797]), the utilitarian philosopher Jeremy Bentham outlined what he perceived to be a model prison, based on ‘the inspection-principle’ (p. 68). It was centrally about power, the control of miscreants by... Read More about Inspecting the bad society? Bentham’s panopticon revisited..

Pundit for post-industrial times? Walter Lippmann as an information society theorist. (2013)
Journal Article
Duff, A. (2013). Pundit for post-industrial times? Walter Lippmann as an information society theorist. Information, Communication and Society, 16, 967-988. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369118X.2012.755209

Walter Lippmann (1889–1974) was perhaps the most prominent pundit of the late-industrial era. His place in the annals of journalism is secure, but his legacy should not stop there. The article argues for a fresh interpretation of Lippmann as an early... Read More about Pundit for post-industrial times? Walter Lippmann as an information society theorist..

The Rawls-Tawney theorem and the digital divide in postindustrial society (2011)
Journal Article
Duff, A. (2011). The Rawls-Tawney theorem and the digital divide in postindustrial society. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 62, 604-612. https://doi.org/10.1002/asi.21470

The digital divide continues to challenge political and academic circles worldwide. A range of policy solutions is briefly evaluated, from laissez-faire on the right to “arithmetic” egalitarianism on the left. The article recasts the digital divide a... Read More about The Rawls-Tawney theorem and the digital divide in postindustrial society.

The Holy Grail of a viable press. (2010)
Journal Article
Duff, A. (2010). The Holy Grail of a viable press. The Journal, 33,

Opinion article analysing problems facing mass media in information age.

Neo-Rawlsian Co-ordinates: Notes on A Theory of Justice for the Information Age. (2006)
Journal Article
Duff, A. (2006). Neo-Rawlsian Co-ordinates: Notes on A Theory of Justice for the Information Age. International journal of information ethics, 6, 17-22

The ideas of philosopher John Rawls should be appropriated for the information age. A literature review identifies previous contributions in fields such as communication and library and information science. The article postulates the following neo-... Read More about Neo-Rawlsian Co-ordinates: Notes on A Theory of Justice for the Information Age..

‘Laying a Foundation of Fact’: Fabianism and the information society thesis. (2006)
Journal Article
Duff, A. (2006). ‘Laying a Foundation of Fact’: Fabianism and the information society thesis. Information, Communication and Society, 9, 515-536. https://doi.org/10.1080/13691180600858754

This article explores affinities between postindustrialism and modes of thinking characteristic of the Fabian Society, especially in the first half of the twentieth century. In the hands of Daniel Bell and others, the information society thesis postu... Read More about ‘Laying a Foundation of Fact’: Fabianism and the information society thesis..

On the present state of information society studies. (2001)
Journal Article
Duff, A. (2001). On the present state of information society studies. Education for Information, 19, (231-244). ISSN 0167-8329

The paper assesses the present condition of the emerging specialism. Topics include the information economy; information technology; the information explosion; the Japanese version of information society; information society as social democracy; soci... Read More about On the present state of information society studies..

Is intellectual property theft? BI’s hidden ideology. (1995)
Journal Article
Duff, A. (1994). Is intellectual property theft? BI’s hidden ideology. Research strategies : RS, 13, (132-143). ISSN 0734-3310

Discusses the "hidden" ideology in traditional bibliographic instruction's treatment of intellectual property rights and copyright laws, and suggests that protection of these rights constitutes a form of stealing thoughts and ideas that should belong... Read More about Is intellectual property theft? BI’s hidden ideology..

The 'information society' as paradigm: a bibliometric inquiry (1995)
Journal Article
Duff, A. (1995). The 'information society' as paradigm: a bibliometric inquiry. Journal of Information Science, 21(5), 390-395. https://doi.org/10.1177/016555159502100506

It has been claimed that the 'information society' constitutes a new paradigm. The paper describes the use of online bibliometrics to investigate this claim. The methodology involved systematic searching of the databases Information Science Abstracts... Read More about The 'information society' as paradigm: a bibliometric inquiry.