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Governing and democratising technology for development: bridging theory and practice

Mohan, Giles and Yanacopulos, Helen (2007). Governing and democratising technology for development: bridging theory and practice. Science and Public Policy, 34(4) pp. 233–238.

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This paper examines the challenges of new converging technologies to governance, pointing out the
difficulties politics and public policy face in keeping pace with the rapid progress of such technologies
and balancing benefits, risks and uncertainties. The driving question behind this paper is what can theory and practice learn from each other in governing technology for development? The relationships among technology, development and governance are explored, leading the way for further papers in this special issue to question how governance is occurring in practice, what forms of decision-making are taking place, and how the politics of development are being played out through technology.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 0302-3427
Keywords: technology; governance; democracy
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Engineering & Innovation
Mathematics, Computing and Technology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
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Item ID: 9288
Depositing User: Giles Mohan
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2007
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 16:45
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