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Encyclopedia of Developing Regional Communities with Information and Communication Technology

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"This Encyclopedia covers the theoretical, thematic and country specific issues of using ICT to develop the social, economic and cultural capital in regional communities around the world. It also provides very practical information on hard and soft technologies for practitioners in the field of community development.
Regional economies and communities are facing increasing economic, social and cultural hardship in many parts of the world as economies adjust to the demands of the new orders of commerce and governance. A part of this is the paradox that regional economies and communities can be either enhanced or disadvantaged by information and communication technologies (ICT) products and services. The potential enhancement comes from the increased social, economic and cultural capital which comes from harnessing ICT products and services in a community sense. The disadvantage comes from the power that ICT products and services have in centralizing commerce, service provision and governance away from the regional community"

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IUB Library Subjects:
  • Telecommunications
  • Global Studies
  • Communication and Culture
  • African Studies

Library of Congress Subjects:

Communication in community development.
Communication in economic development.
Community development--Developing countries.
Information technology--Developing countries.
Digital divide.
Community information services.