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Bits and Atoms: Information and Communication Technology in Areas of Limited Statehood

Steven Livingston and Gregor Walter-Drop

Abstract

Contributors to the volume explore various questions concerning the opportunities and constraints for governance associated with the startling growth in digital technologies in the Global South. In areas of limited statehood, places where the reach of the state is limited and weak, can mobile phones, geographical information systems, and other digital technologies help fill the governance vacuum? In general, Livingston and Walter-Drop conclude with the contributors that where missing governance is information-based (bits), digital technology has a tremendous impact. Yet a major constraint is f ... More

Keywords: areas of limited statehood, governance, digital technology, GIS or geographic information systems

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199941599
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199941599.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Steven Livingston, editor
The George Washington University

Gregor Walter-Drop, editor
Freie Universitat Berlin