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Discourse and reality in international information society policy: the dominant scenario and its application in the developing world

Van Audenhove, Leo, Burgelman, Jean-Claude, Cammaerts, Bart and Nulens, Gert (2003) Discourse and reality in international information society policy: the dominant scenario and its application in the developing world. Communicatio: South African Journal for Communication Theory and Research, 29 (1/2). pp. 79-113. ISSN 0250-0167

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Abstract

Since the early 1990s the concept of the information society has taken centre stage on the political agendas of several national governments in the North and South, as well as regional and international institutions, donor organisations and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). This article first sets out to analyse and describe both the content of, the evolution in, this policy discourse. It attempts to assess the validity of this discourse in light of the current changes at the global level and in the light of the problems associated with the practical implementation of policy in a developmental context. By so doing, it questions the basic - and overly simplistic - assumptions of the dominant scenario.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=t77...
Additional Information: © 2005 Taylor & Francis
Library of Congress subject classification: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Sets: Departments > Media and Communications
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2008
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/3023/

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