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Information Systems : Critical Perspectives, Hardback Book

Information Systems : Critical Perspectives Hardback

Part of the Routledge Studies in Organization and Systems series


Whilst Information Systems has the potential to widen our view of the world, it often has the opposite effect by limiting our ability to interact, facilitating managerial and state surveillance or instituting strict hierarchies and personal control.

In this book, Bernd Stahl offers an alternative and critical perspective on the subject, arguing that the ongoing problems in this area could be caused by the misconceptualization of the nature and role of IS.

Stahl discusses the question of how IS can be used to actually overcome oppression and promote emancipation, breaking the book into four sections.

The first section covers the theory of critical research in IS, giving a central place for the subject of ethics.

The second section discusses the philosophical underpinnings of this critical research.

The third and largest section gives examples of the application of critical work in IS.

The final section then reflects on the approach and suggests ways for further development.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 272 pages, 5 Tables, black and white
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Business mathematics & systems
  • ISBN: 9780415433785

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