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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Impact of Research

  3. Research on Impact

About this book

Introduction

The second volume in the SIRCA book series investigates the impact of information society initiatives by extending the boundaries of academic research into the realm of practice. Global in scope, it includes contributions and research projects from Asia, Africa and Latin America. The international scholarly community has taken a variety of approaches to question the impact of information society initiatives on populations in the Global South. This book addresses two aspects— Impact of research: How is the research on ICTs in the Global South playing a role in creating an information society? (e.g. policy formulation, media coverage, implementation in practice) and Research on impact: What is the evidence for the impact of ICTs on society? (i.e. the objectives of socio-economic development). This volume brings together a multiplicity of voices and approaches from social scientific research to produce an engaging volume for a variety of stakeholders including academics, researchers, practitioners, policy-makers and those in the business and civil sectors of society.

Keywords

Cybersex in the global south Developing educational applications in the global south ICT and food security in the global south ICT and opinion expression in the global south ICT and poverty reduction in the global south ICT in the global south Information and communications technology and food security Information and communications technology and opinion expression Information and communications technology and poverty reduction Information and communications technology in the global south Information society in the global south Internet and women empowerment in the global south Internet in the global south Mobile banking in the global south Online portals for legislation in the global south Online portals in the global south Openness impact research in the global south Social and digital inequalities in the global south Telemedicine in India

Editors and affiliations

  • Arul Chib
    • 1
  • Julian May
    • 2
  • Roxana Barrantes
    • 3
  1. 1.Wee Kim Wee School for Communication and InformationNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Institute for Social DevelopmentUniversity of Western CapeBellvilleSouth Africa
  3. 3.Instituto de Estudios PeruanosLimaPeru

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