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Routledge Research in Information Technology and Society


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The planet is being transformed by technical change and in particular by the speed of development in information technology. This series brings together the latest research on the social impact of IT and seeks to provide a broad range of case studies and comparative analysis of this phenomena and how it is changing our lives.

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Migration, Diaspora and Information Technology in Global Societies

Migration, Diaspora and Information Technology in Global Societies

1st Edition

Edited By Leopoldina Fortunati, Raul Pertierra, Jane Vincent
September 20, 2013

Migrants and diaspora communities are shaped by their use of information and communication technologies. This book explores the multifaceted role played by new media in the re-location of these groups of people, assisting them in their efforts to defeat nostalgia, construct new communities, and ...

Urban Youth in China: Modernity, the Internet and the Self

Urban Youth in China: Modernity, the Internet and the Self

1st Edition

By Fengshu Liu
June 24, 2013

Fengshu Liu situates the lives of Chinese youth and the growth of the Internet against the backdrop of rapid and profound social transformation in China. In 2008, the total of Internet users in China had reached 253 million (in comparison with 22.5 million in 2001). Yet, despite rapid growth, the ...

Network Governance of Global Religions Jerusalem, Rome, and Mecca

Network Governance of Global Religions: Jerusalem, Rome, and Mecca

1st Edition

By Michel S. Laguerre
May 23, 2013

This study seeks to explain three models of network governance embedded in digital practices that the mainstream monotheistic religions—Judaism, Catholic Christianity, and Islam—have used to lead and manage the worldwide distribution of their local nodes, exploring the connection between network ...

Information Technology in Government Britain and America

Information Technology in Government: Britain and America

1st Edition

By Helen Margetts
October 12, 2012

This book situates information technology at the centre of public policy and management. IT is now a vital part of any government organisation, opening new policy windows and enabling a vast range of tasks to be carried out faster and more efficiently. But it has also introduced new problems and ...

Internet and Society Social Theory in the Information Age

Internet and Society: Social Theory in the Information Age

1st Edition

By Christian Fuchs
January 06, 2011

In this exceptional study, Christian Fuchs discusses how the internet has transformed the lives of human beings and social relationships in contemporary society. By outlining a social theory of the internet and the information society, he demonstrates how the ecological, economic, political, and ...

National Governments and Control of the Internet A Digital Challenge

National Governments and Control of the Internet: A Digital Challenge

1st Edition

By Giampiero Giacomello
April 29, 2009

In recent years, Internet control has become one of the major indicators to assess the balance between freedom and security in democracies. This book explores and compares why, and to what extent, national governments decide to control the Internet and how this impacts on crucial socio-economic ...

The Politics of Cyberconflict The Politics of Cyberconflict

The Politics of Cyberconflict: The Politics of Cyberconflict

1st Edition

By Athina Karatzogianni
June 10, 2008

The Politics of Cyberconflict focuses on the implications that the phenomenon of cyberconflict (conflict in computer mediated enivironments and the internet) has on politics, society and culture. Athina Karatzogianni proposes a new framework for analyzing this new phenomenon, which distinguishes ...

National Electronic Government Comparing Governance Structures in Multi-Layer Administrations

National Electronic Government: Comparing Governance Structures in Multi-Layer Administrations

1st Edition

Edited By Martin Eifert, Jan Ole Püschel
August 24, 2004

This volume presents a comparative study to evaluate the success of the implementation of e-government in the UK, US, France, Germany, Finland, Australia and Japan. The detailed study examines national e-government strategies and their institutional framework of coordination and cooperation by ...

Reinventing Government in the Information Age International Practice in IT-Enabled Public Sector Reform

Reinventing Government in the Information Age: International Practice in IT-Enabled Public Sector Reform

1st Edition

Edited By Richard Heeks
March 19, 2001

Will information technology help reinvent government? It might, but only if it is correctly managed. This book provides a new model for management of information age reform, based on international case-studies drawn from the US, UK, mainland Europe, and developing countries. It offers practical ...

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