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authors Quéau, Philippe
year 1999
title The Information Revolution: in search of the common good
source Mendes, C. & Larreta, E.R. (eds) Media and Social Perception, Rio deJaneiro : UNESCO/ ISSC/ EDCAM, 131-154
summary Is globalization really global? * Glocalization. Towards the Common Good. * One Globe, Lots of Tribes and Many Ghettos * Is There a Pilot in the Global Plane? * The market vs. General interest. The Need for Regulation. * Deregulation does not necessarily mean more competition * Sharing the costs of international calls. The case of Internet. * Price setting and regulation for telecommunications * «Proper» competition vs. «Fair» competition * Public and Private. The crucial importance of «Public Domain» * Is Information Society a Meaningful Society? * New cognitive tools for a global citizenship * The role of UNESCO in the Information Society * Globalization and Abstraction * In search of a global meaning Is globalization really global? Glocalization. The Common Good. Buzz phrases like "global village" or "global information society" are misleading. The concept of "global" is not itself global, in other words globalization is not "universal", it does not affect everybody in the same way. Exactly like the very concept of "universality" is not itself "universal". I am referring here to some Asian voices raising concerns about the "occidental" flavour of the "Universal Declaration of Human Rights" and supporting the idea that "Asian values" were not taken properly into account and might even be in contradiction with it (for instance the confucean predominence of the Society over the rights of the Person).
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