In February 2009 we invited the French philosopher Jacques Ranciere to Delhi for the release of his book “Nights of Labour” which we had translated into Hindi, and to have a conversation with a group of young writers and practitioners at the Cybermohalla (“CM”) in Dakshinpuri.
There has been great progress in identifying important services (informational and financial and other) that affect the ability of the poor and indeed large parts of developing country populations to conduct transactions at reasonable cost and to start and run businesses.Â That said there is evidence that this progress is far from complete. read more
Governments and public bodies have always been in the business of managing information - as creators, controllers, distributors, and more. Until the mid-1990s, however, most states took on only two main roles as holders of information. read more
This essay was originally posted on Craig Newmarkâ€™s blog, Cnewmark and is the second of two essays on participation and authority. How do governing entities judge the will of the governed? How do they gain their consent? read more