Democratic values in the digital society: Challenges of the fourth industrial revolution

Society is changing at a breakneck pace, and only now are we beginning to discern the contours of the newly emergent form of life conjured up by the digital revolution and rapid technological change. The digital society of the future still has not found its appropriate form and function. Flows and consumption of commodities and information are being generated at a dramatically accelerated rate; the creation of value relies less on material things and processes than it once did; and institutions such as the nation state, which are limited to fixed geographic locations, are becoming relatively less important. At the same time, new patterns and practices are emerging and new kinds of commitment and attachment, especially involving the world of work, are on the horizon.

Bussemer, T.; Krell, C.; Meyer, H. (2016), Democratic values in the digital society: Challenges of the fourth industrial revolution, Social Europe Occasional paper No. 10.

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  • no specific sector focus
  • EU28
  • 2016
  • Research publication
  • challenges, privacy, data protection
  • English
  • Social Europe (Publisher)
  • Qualitative research
  • Open access
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