Social Dimensions Of Information And Communication Technology Policy

Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Human Choice and Computers (HCC8), IFIP TC 9, Pretoria, South Africa, September 25-26, 2008

  • Chrisanthi Avgerou
  • Matthew L. Smith
  • Peter van der Besselaar
Conference proceedings HCC 2008

Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 282)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Human choice and ICT policy: Introduction to the HCC8 Conference proceedings

  3. The shaping of national and international ICT policies and their effects

  4. Harnessing the empowering capacity and ICT

  5. The shaping of the institutions of the information society

  6. Panels

    1. Gianluca Miscione, Dorothy Gordon, Kevin Johnston
      Pages 351-355
    2. Kathy McGrath, Jane Hendy, Ela Klecun, Leslie Willcocks, Terry Young
      Pages 357-362
    3. Ineke Buskens, Gertrudes Macueve, Ibou Sane, Anne Webb
      Pages 363-367

About these proceedings


International Federation for Information Processing

The IFIP series publishes state-of-the-art results in the sciences and technologies of information and communication. The scope of the series includes: foundations of computer science; software theory and practice; education; computer applications in technology; communication systems; systems modeling and optimization; information systems; computers and society; computer systems technology; security and protection in information processing systems; artificial intelligence; and human-computer interaction. Proceedings and post-proceedings of refereed international conferences in computer science and interdisciplinary fields are featured. These results often precede journal publication and represent the most current research. The principal aim of the IFIP series is to encourage education and the dissemination and exchange of information about all aspects of computing.

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Editors and affiliations

  • Chrisanthi Avgerou
    • 1
  • Matthew L. Smith
    • 2
  • Peter van der Besselaar
    • 3
  1. 1.London School of Economics and Political ScienceUK
  2. 2.London School of Economics and Political ScienceUK
  3. 3.University of Amsterdam & Rathenau InstituteNetherlands

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