Communication, information, and ICT policy: Enabling research frameworks

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

In this presentation my aim is to set out a forward looking research agenda which I will argue can be further developed in a way that may contribute to a partial resolution of ongoing conundrums that confront those seeking to ensure that information and communication technologies (ICT) are put into service in ways that are enabling, rather than disabling. ICT-related policies and strategies are being developed by their stakeholders to support a range of important goals and aspirations associated with the wider policy agendas of low income countries. In such countries, there will inevitably be trade-offs among the competing claims of stakeholders for scarce resources of all kinds whether these are associated with investment in ICTs themselves or in the capabilities to design or use them in ways that are compatible with development aspirations, locally, nationally, or regionally.


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© International Federation for Information Processin 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robin Mansell
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  1. 1.London School of Economics and Political ScienceUK

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