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  • A critical evaluation of the Danish national ICT strategy 

    Friis, Christian S. (Economic & Social Studies, Dublin, 1997)
    The Danish government is committed to a national information and communication technology strategy. The strategy is compared to the European Information Society initiative and the US National Information Infrastructure ...
  • Beyond the "Information Society": selected atoms and bits of a national strategy in Ireland 

    Preston, Paschal (Economic & Social Studies, Dublin, 1997)
    This paper seeks to explore a number of key issues related to the direction and components of a coherent information sector strategy and more targeted national innovation networks in the Irish context, with a particular ...
  • Conceptualising "the information society" 

    Bannon, Liam (Economic & Social Studies, Dublin, 1997)
    The concept of "the information society" as an important new phenomenon has recently received much attention at a European and national level. Exhortations on the need for advance preparation for this society by all the ...
  • Editorial 

    Preston, Paschal; Wickham, James (Economic & Social Studies, Dublin, 1997)
    This special issue of The Economic and Social Review presents a selection of papers from the conference Ireland, Europe and the Global Information Society held in Dublin in Spring 1997. The background to this conference ...
  • Identifying priorities for building distinct information societies 

    Melody, Willam H. (Economic & Social Studies, Dublin, 1997)
    The information society discussion to date has been dominated by vision statements from national governments and promotional campaigns by the major suppliers of information/communication hardware and software. They have ...
  • New digital technologies, work practices and cultural production in Ireland 

    Hazelkorn, Ellen (Economic & Social Studies, Dublin, 1997)
    This paper offers the first extensive analysis of the extent of change, in both structure and labour market, occurring within the Irish media since the early 1980s. It chronicles change from a "sector" dominated by the ...
  • Politics and administrative practice in the Irish information society 

    Komito, Lee (Economic & Social Studies, Dublin, 1997)
    The Information Society is expected to transform political relations in industrial societies, but the extent to which transformations have already taken place is often underestimated. In the past, Irish politicians provided ...
  • The internet and democratic participation: uses of ICTs by voluntary and community organisations in Ireland 

    Trench, Brian; O'Donnell, Susan (Economic & Social Studies, Dublin, 1997)
    This paper explores the implications of new information and communication technologies (ICTs) for community and voluntary sector organisations in Ireland and reports on the initial findings of the authors' research ...
  • Where is Ireland in the global information society? 

    Wickham, James (Economic & Social Studies, Dublin, 1997)
    Ireland's current position within the "global information society" depends upon the previous history of industrialisation by invitation. The paper begins by outlining this experience and then suggesting that it has created ...