Silence and citizenship

Ennals, Richard (2008) Silence and citizenship. In: Johnsen, H.C.G. , Dragseth, T. , Johannessen, O. and Lysgård, H. K., (eds.) Kritikkens forgreninger: om samfunnskritikk i litteratur og samfunnsvitenskap. Kristiansand, Norway : Høyskoleforlaget. pp. 149-158. ISBN 9788276345919

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Silence resides in the gaps between the known islands of explicit knowledge. Rather than expecting to build systems with complete information, we take a human centred approach. Individual citizens need to be active, engage in dialogue, and be aware of the importance of tacit knowledge. As societies we recognise the incompleteness and inconsistency of our discourse. What are the implications for citizenship?

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Earlier version listed as journal article: Ennals, Richard (2007) The meaning of silence. AI & Society, 21(4), pp. 625-632.
Research Area: Politics and international studies
Computer science and informatics
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Business and Law (until 2017)
Faculty of Business and Law (until 2017) > Kingston Business School (Informatics and Operations Management) (until July 2013)
Depositing User: Richard Ennals
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2009 14:21
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2010 14:34

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