Knowledge could be considered as the most critical dual factor –input and output – in production and scientific processes. Strategic and influential use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) - the so called Information Society (IS) – reveals vast potential in knowledge production and economic development. In our point of view, two are the key issues in effective ICTs exploitation: (a) social consensus about quantity, quality and processing mechanisms of public information and (b) transformation process path between the general e-work model and the g-work paradigm. In this context, the knowledge-based development codifies the positive face of IS, in contrast to personal data abuse. The concept of the “new democratic deficit” is introduced in order to move into the foreground the significant dialectic relationship between ICTs and society.
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