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.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3152/030234207X213922

URL: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/beech/spp/20...

Abstract

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.

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