Informing the Good Society (InGSoc): New Directions in Information Policy

01/05/2013 - 28/02/2017

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InGSoc (Informing the Good Society: New Directions in Information Policy) is a three-year project, funded by an Arts and Humanities Research Council standard grant. The project, whose common thread is the social impact of information and technology and relevant public policy issues, has three components:

1. PhD Studentship in Census Informatics, Ethics & Policy (full-time for 3 years)

2. Research Fellowship in ePunditry, i.e. new media forms of opinion and commentary (.3 post over 3 years)

3. Principal Investigator programme of related research on the 19th-century philosophical foundations of information policy (1 day per week for 3 years).

There will be a series of publications, a programme of seminars and a final symposium.

Outputs will include:

6 research articles in peer-reviewed international journals

Co-authored book on epunditry

PhD on population census as an information institution

Plus conference papers, policy reports and media articles

Informing the Good Society (InGSoc): New Directions in Information Policy is a Research Councils project funded by AHRC. Carried out in collaboration with and others. For further information please refer to
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Project Team

Dr Eve Forrest
(not currently an institute member)
Lynn Killick
Research student
+44 131 455 2303

Associated Publications

Duff, A. (2016). Inspecting the bad society? Bentham’s panopticon revisited. In: (Ed.) The Asian Conference on Technology, Information and Society 2015, Kobe, Japan, Official Conference Proceedings, , () ( ed.). (pp. 13-25). Nagoya, Aichi, Japan: . The International Academic Forum.

Forrest, E., Duff, A. (2016). The ecology of the ePundit: surveying the new opinion-making landscape. First Monday, 21, (4), .

Killick, L., Duff, A., Hall, H., Deakin, M. (2016). Power to the Population? The Population Census under Review. In: (Ed.) ACTIS 2015, , () ( ed.). (pp. ). Japan: . IAFOR.

Killick, L., Hall, H., Duff, A., Deakin, M. (2016). The census as an information source in public policy-making. Journal of Information Science, 42, (3), 386-395.

Duff, A. (2015). Cyber-Green: idealism in the information age. Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society, 13, (2), .

Duff, A. (2015). Key principles of the good information society. In: Kommers, P., Isaias, P. (Eds.) Proceedings of 13th IADIS International Conference on e-Society, , () ( ed.). (pp. 175-182). Lisbon: . International Association for Development of the Information Society.

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