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The Resource Bits and atoms : information and communication technology in areas of limited statehood, edited by Steven Livingston and Gregor Walter-Drop

Bits and atoms : information and communication technology in areas of limited statehood, edited by Steven Livingston and Gregor Walter-Drop

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Bits and atoms : information and communication technology in areas of limited statehood
Title
Bits and atoms
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information and communication technology in areas of limited statehood
Statement of responsibility
edited by Steven Livingston and Gregor Walter-Drop
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Language
eng
Summary
Bits and Atoms explores the governance potential found in the explosive growth of digital information and communication technology in areas of limited statehood. Today, places with weak or altogether missing state institutions are tied internally and to the larger world by widely available digital technology. The chapters in the book explore questions of when and if the growth in digital technology can fill some of the governance vacuum created by the absence of an effective state. For example, mobile money could fill a gap in traditional banking or mobile phones could allow rural populations to pay for basic services and receive much needed advice and market pricing information. Yet, as potentially revolutionary as this technology can be to areas of limited statehood, it still faces limitations. Bits and Atoms is a thought-provoking look at the prospects for and limitations of digital technology to function in place of traditional state apparatuses --
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Livingston, Steven
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  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
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Literary form
non fiction
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Walter-Drop, Gregor
Series statement
Oxford studies in digital politics
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  • Legitimacy of governments
  • Newly independent states
  • Sovereignty
  • Nation-building
  • National security
  • Information technology
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Bits and atoms : information and communication technology in areas of limited statehood, edited by Steven Livingston and Gregor Walter-Drop
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-185) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
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text
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rdacontent.
Contents
Information technology and the limited states of the Arab spring / Muzammil M. Hussain and Philip N. Howard -- The Kremlin's cameras and virtual Potemkin villages : ICT and the construction of statehood / Gregory Asmolov -- E-government as a means of development in India / J. P. Singh -- ICT and accountability in areas of limited statehood / Joseph Siegle -- FrontlineSMS, mobile-for-development, and the "long tail" of governance / Sharath Srinivasan -- Natural disasters and alternative modes of governance : the role of social networks and crowdsourcing platforms in Russia / Gregory Asmolov -- Mapping Kibera. Empowering slum residents by ICT / Primož Kovačič and Jamie Lundine -- Crisis mapping in areas of limited statehood / Patrick Meier -- From crowdsourcing to crowdseeding : the cutting edge of empowerment? / Peter van der Windt
Control code
FIEb17508708
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 195 pages
Isbn
9780199941599
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)855046077
Label
Bits and atoms : information and communication technology in areas of limited statehood, edited by Steven Livingston and Gregor Walter-Drop
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-185) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Information technology and the limited states of the Arab spring / Muzammil M. Hussain and Philip N. Howard -- The Kremlin's cameras and virtual Potemkin villages : ICT and the construction of statehood / Gregory Asmolov -- E-government as a means of development in India / J. P. Singh -- ICT and accountability in areas of limited statehood / Joseph Siegle -- FrontlineSMS, mobile-for-development, and the "long tail" of governance / Sharath Srinivasan -- Natural disasters and alternative modes of governance : the role of social networks and crowdsourcing platforms in Russia / Gregory Asmolov -- Mapping Kibera. Empowering slum residents by ICT / Primož Kovačič and Jamie Lundine -- Crisis mapping in areas of limited statehood / Patrick Meier -- From crowdsourcing to crowdseeding : the cutting edge of empowerment? / Peter van der Windt
Control code
FIEb17508708
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 195 pages
Isbn
9780199941599
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)855046077

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