ICTs, development and peace : spectrum for constructive debate and engagement

Tar, Usman A. (2008) ICTs, development and peace : spectrum for constructive debate and engagement. Information, society and justice journal, 1 (2). pp. 93-98. ISSN 1756-1078

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Abstract

In this age of the so-called ICTs and 'digital revolution', majority of the world is hungry, thirsty, poor, insecure and conflict-riven. Common mind-boggling questions include: why are large swathes of the world so deprived and insecure? What are the factors mitigating against global equality? How and why are ICTs appropriated by some parts of the world, yet virtually non-existant in others? Are there any prospects for the developing world? These questions frame the focus of the article, and articles and comementaries that follow. While the picture may look gloomy, it is noted that there is scope for hope and change. All contributions in this Volume [volume 1, number 2] share this conviction: they are critically diagnostic, yet optimistically presscriptive.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Information, society and justice journal; Information and Communication Technology; ICT; Information and Communication Technologies; ICTs; Poverty; Developing world
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
Department: School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mary Burslem
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2015 09:46
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2015 10:32
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/49

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