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Ambiguous connections: entitlements and responsibilities of global networking

Mansell, Robin ORCID: 0000-0003-3950-3468 (2006) Ambiguous connections: entitlements and responsibilities of global networking. Journal of International Development, 18 (6). pp. 901-913. ISSN 0954-1748

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Identification Number: 10.1002/jid.1310


This paper examines efforts to provide low cost Internet access devices for the poor in the light of debates about the appropriate role of information and communication technologies in development and the priority that should be given to enabling the poor to become connected to global networks. A critical analysis of recent private sector initiatives to design low cost laptop computers is offered in the wider context of the need to consider the politics of technology and the insights that can be drawn from ongoing debates about ICT4D and the need for public dialogue and evaluation of investment priorities in forums that enable the participation of the poor.

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Additional Information: © 2006 John Wiley and Sons
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2006
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2024 14:33

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