Network Publicy Governance : On Privacy and the Informational Self, Paperback / softback Book

Network Publicy Governance : On Privacy and the Informational Self Paperback / softback

Part of the Digital Society series


The information age has brought about a growing conflict between proponents of a data-driven society, on the one side, and demands for protection of individual freedom, autonomy, and dignity by means of privacy, on the other.

The causes of this conflict are rooted in the modern Western opposition of individual and society and a self-understanding of the human as an autonomous rational subject with an inalienable right to informational self-determination. Andr a Belliger and David J. Krieger propose a theory of information as a common good and redefine the individual as an informational self who exists in networks made up of both humans and nonhumans.

Privacy is replaced by publicy and issues of data use and data protection are described in terms of governance instead of government.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 170 pages
  • Publisher: Transcript Verlag
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Media studies
  • ISBN: 9783837642131



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