Alistair S. Duff

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This article explores the relevance of social engineering for the postindustrial epoch. The concept of social engineering has been dormant in recent years, stained by the behavior of police states in the 20th century. Yet stripped of its excesses, social engineering still represents a defensible moral and political enterprise. What is needed for the 21st(More)
Welcome to this special ‘conference edition’ of Education for Information – or to be more accurate, ‘symposium edition’. I will try to defend the pedantry later. But first the subject matter needs to be justified and the several contributions introduced. The work presented below is entirely predicated on an unambiguous and ambitious claim, namely that there(More)
This paper provides an assessment of the value of national population censuses as information sources with specific reference to UK census data and its use in policy-making. Mixed methods were adopted to collect quantitative and qualitative data from two sources: (1) a content analysis of policy documents, and (2) interviews with policy-makers in Scotland.(More)