Power and interests in information and communication technologies and development: exogenous and endogenous discourses in contention
AbstractThis 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.
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Date of creation: 10 Jul 2014
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Publication status: Published in Journal of International Development, 10, July, 2014, 26(1), pp. 109-127. ISSN: 0954-1748
development models; ICT policy; emergence;
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