Coming to terms with a wired world? Challenges of information technology in the developing world

Tar, Usman A. (2010) Coming to terms with a wired world? Challenges of information technology in the developing world. Information, society and justice journal, 3 (1). pp. 1-9. ISSN 1756-1078

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Abstract

In spite of the frenzy regarding the benefits and blessings of globalisation and information technology, it is premature to assume that there is equality in access to technology and attendant opportunities. It is equally premature to pretend that all countries are beneficiaries and, therefore, there are no victims of the globalisation. This is particularly true of developing world which is largely lagging behind in the so-called "digital divide". In this paper and the articles presented in the present Volume of Information, Society and Justice, it is argued that a number of challenges bedevil the desire by developing countries to enjoy equal access to the opportunities of globalisation and information technology. It is also argued that both globalisation and information technology reproduce and reinforce global inequality and hierarchy dominated by specific parts of the world.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Information, society and justice journal; Globalisation; Information technology; IT; Developing world; Developing countries
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 320 Political science
300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
Department: School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mary Burslem
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2015 09:39
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2015 09:39
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/86

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