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Power and interests in information and communication technologies and development: exogenous and endogenous discourses in contention

Mansell, Robin (2014) Power and interests in information and communication technologies and development: exogenous and endogenous discourses in contention. Journal of International Development, 26 (1). pp. 109-127. ISSN 0954-1748

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Abstract

This paper illustrates the persistence of an exogenous model of development that underpins many interventions aimed at employing information and communication technologies (ICTs) to meet development goals. The analysis is based on a sample of texts from reports produced by United Nations agencies and the World Bank. The aim is to show how the discourse on ICT interventions invariably is reminiscent of a dominant exogenous model even when alternative models with respect to development are seen to influence policy and practice. It is argued that practice-based, emergence approaches offer an attractive, although insufficient, way forward.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(IS...
Additional Information: © 2014 John Wiley & Sons
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
J Political Science > JC Political theory
Sets: Departments > Media and Communications
Research centres and groups > POLIS
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2011 16:51
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/32152/

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