The Political Economy of the Information Society

The Political Economy of the Information Society

This collection of papers makes up the first volume of IT for Change’s Information Society for the South series. The series is an attempt to build a body of critical work that offers analytical and conceptual tools to understand and engage with the structural changes that Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are bringing about in society.

This collection of four papers takes a political economy view, examining the interests that shape, and gain in driving, the larger techno-social change processes to their advantage; the hegemonies defining relationships on the local-global continuum; and the normative and institutional frameworks that provide viable alternatives to reshape and reclaim the information society for social justice and equity.

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