Degree Name

Master of Arts (Hons.)


Department of Science and Technology Studies


This thesis examines different aspects of a group of interrelated computer networks known collectively as the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) networks. Proponents of the APC networks claim that computer communications, or 'telematics' technology, can be applied as a useful tool to promote progressive social change. By providing a worldwide computer network which offers electronic mail and electronic conferencing services at low cost to activist groups, voluntary organizations and individual subscribers, the APC aims to promote ethical values in society such as peace, democracy, social justice, and equality.



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