Bridging the Global Digital Divide

Overview

The much-discussed inequality in access to electronic information technology between developed and non-developed countries is nothing new, say James (development economics, Tilburg U., the Netherlands), but merely the continuation of an ongoing technology gap between the rich and the poor. He argues that overcoming the divide will require developing technology very different than that now available. He also discusses policy action that would help. Annotation ©2003 Book News, ...
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Overview

The much-discussed inequality in access to electronic information technology between developed and non-developed countries is nothing new, say James (development economics, Tilburg U., the Netherlands), but merely the continuation of an ongoing technology gap between the rich and the poor. He argues that overcoming the divide will require developing technology very different than that now available. He also discusses policy action that would help. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843762065
  • Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2003
  • Pages: 160

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
Acknowledgements
Introduction
1 Convergence and divergence in the global economy: the role of technical change 3
2 The digital divide between nations as international technological dualism 16
3 The global information infrastructure revisited 33
4 Low-cost information technology in developing countries: current opportunities and emerging possibilities 45
5 Low-cost computing and related ways of overcoming the global digital divide 58
6 Open-source software and the digital divide: opportunities and constraints for developing countries 72
7 Sustainable Interest access for the rural poor? Elements of an emerging Indian model 87
8 A web-based registry of low-cost information technologies for developing countries? 98
9 Universal access to information technology in developing countries 108
10 The Human Development Report 2001 and information technology for developing countries: an evaluation 119
Index 131
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