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Access Beyond Developmentalism: Technology and the Intellectual Life of the Poor

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.

A Response to "A Dialogue on ICTs, Human Development, Growth and Poverty Reduction"

1.0    What has changed since 2003?
Many things, but the most significant in terms of developing countries is the transformation of the role and position of mobile networks and services.  
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A Response to "A Dialogue on ICTs, Human Development, Growth and Poverty Reduction"

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.  That said there is evidence that this progress is far from complete.
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Realising the Value of Public information

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.
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What is Open Business Really About?

Inspired by the open source software movement, the word “openness” is in wide use - from Open Access to Open Design, passing through Open Educational Resources and
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Decision-Making in a Culture of Participation

This essay was originally posted on Craig Newmark’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?
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(not) Newmark's Law

This essay was originally posted on Craig Newmark’s blog, Cnewmark, and is one of two essays on participation and authority.
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