Two Competing Visions of Culture and Identity in Cyberspace: The Information Society Era and the Faith of the Modern Political State

By Dominic C. Martin.

Published by The Technology Collection

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Generally, this paper examines how state institutions have been transformed by information technology, and more specifically, the expression of cultures and identities that are central to the state legitimacy.

Keywords: Information Society, Communication and Information Technologies, Culture, Identity, Modern Political State or Nation-state, Globalisation, Cosmopolitanism, Institutionnal Design, Political Philosophy

International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, Volume 2, Issue 5, pp.139-148. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.081MB).

Dominic C. Martin

I am currently completing a master’s thesis in political philosophy at the Université de Montréal. My research project addresses the possibility of cosmopolitan governance from the angle of information technologies. Will the rise of an information-based society endanger the strength of the modern political state, advancing the creation of international institutions and other forms of cosmopolitan governance? I am also interested in other issues related to information technology such as intellectual property, privacy violation and knowledge economy. I completed my bachelor degree in philosophy in December 2004, during which I also studied in France at the Université de Paris IV, Paris-Sorbonne. I have been writing for the student newspaper of Université de Montréal since my return. I have written many articles on information technologies, ethics and political philosophy. Communication and diffusion of academic knowledge to avoid confinement in the world of universities are of great importance to my work.

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