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Globalisation, ICT and Developing Nations: Challenges in the Information Age

Globalisation, ICT and Developing Nations: Challenges in the Information Age

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Book DescriptionThis comparative study of the political economies of East and South Asia and Africa offers new analytical and policy insights into the links between globalization and information and communication technology (ICT).

The author explores the replacement of state institutions by non-state ones; analyzes the prospects of developing regions sharing the gains of globalization; and explains the relationship between new technology and development. He also demonstrates how new ICT policiescan pave the way for innovations, increased production and rapid diffusions of ideas in technology.

Key features of Globalisation, ICT and Developing Nations are:

- it discusses the concepts and policies underscoring theshift from state to non-state institutions in furthering the impetus of globalisation and also its implications for development;

- it explores the scope of different developing regions to participate in globalisation based on camparision of their experiences of growth and development.

- it explores the ways in which policies on ICT can be both a challenge and a unique opportunity for paving the way to for development.

Sumit Roy is Senior Visiting Fellow at the Department of Economics, City University, London.