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The Resource Digital technologies for democratic governance in Latin America : opportunities and risks, edited by Anita Breuer and Yanina Welp

Digital technologies for democratic governance in Latin America : opportunities and risks, edited by Anita Breuer and Yanina Welp

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Digital technologies for democratic governance in Latin America : opportunities and risks
Title
Digital technologies for democratic governance in Latin America
Title remainder
opportunities and risks
Statement of responsibility
edited by Anita Breuer and Yanina Welp
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Editor of compilation
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "This book is the first to comprehensively analyse the political and societal impacts of new Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in a region of the Global South. It evaluates under what conditions some Latin American governments and people have succeeded in taking up the opportunities related to the spread of ICTs, while others are confronted with the pessimist scenario of increased, digitally induced social and democratic cleavages. Specifically, the book examines if and how far the spread and use of new ICT affected central aims of democratic governance such as reducing socio-economic and gender inequality; strengthening citizen participation in political decision making; increasing the transparency of legislative processes; improving administrative processes; providing free access to government data and information; and expanding independent spaces of citizen communication. The country case and cross-country explore a range of bottom-up driven initiatives to reinforce democracy in the region. The book offers researchers and students an interdisciplinary approach to these issues by linking it to established theories of media and politics, political communication, political participation, and governance. Giving voice to researchers native to the region and with direct experience of the region, it uniquely brings together contributions from political scientists, researchers in communication studies and area studies specialists who have a solid record in political activism and international development co-operation"--
  • "This book is the first to comprehensively analyse the political and societal impacts of new Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in a region of the Global South. It evaluates under what conditions some Latin American governments and people have succeeded in taking up the opportunities related to the spread of ICTs, while others are confronted with the pessimist scenario of increased, digitally induced social and democratic cleavages.Specifically, the book examines if and how far the spread and use of new ICT affected central aims of democratic governance such as reducing socio-economic and gender inequality; strengthening citizen participation in political decision making; increasing the transparency of legislative processes; improving administrative processes; providing free access to government data and information; and expanding independent spaces of citizen communication. The country case and cross-country explore a range of bottom-up driven initiatives to reinforce democracy in the region.The book offers researchers and students an interdisciplinary approach to these issues by linking it to established theories of media and politics, political communication, political participation, and governance. Giving voice to researchers native to the region and with direct experience of the region, it uniquely brings together contributions from political scientists, researchers in communication studies and area studies specialists who have a solid record in political activism and international development co-operation"--
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352.3/802854678
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JL959.5.A8
LC item number
D55 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Breuer, Anita
  • Welp, Yanina
Series statement
Routledge explorations in development studies
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  • Political participation
  • Information technology
  • Information technology
  • Information society
  • Internet
  • Political culture
  • Political participation
  • Information technology
  • Information technology
  • Information society
  • Internet
  • Political culture
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Economic Development
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Sustainable Development
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Environmental Economics
  • Politisches System
  • Neue Medien
  • Lateinamerika
Label
Digital technologies for democratic governance in Latin America : opportunities and risks, edited by Anita Breuer and Yanina Welp
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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rdacontent.
Contents
Digital trends in Latin American politics (1990-2012) -- A Latin spring? : examining digital diffusion and youth bulges in forecasting political change in Latin America -- A digital sublime or divide? : the impact of information communication technology on the poor in Latin America -- Designing open data policies in Latin America -- Some notes on the experiences with the use of technology and electronic voting in Latin America -- South American politics in the information age : a study of political parties and MPs on the Net in Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay -- Crafting a new parliamentary dialogue sphere? : the Web and political communication in the current Venezuelan National Assembly -- Social movements, democratic participation and ICTs -- Social change and social media : incorporating social networking sites into activism in Latin America -- Slacktivism or efficiency-increased activism? : online political participation and the Brazilian Ficha Limpa anti-corruption campaign -- Social media and diaspora activism : participating in the Argentine Elections 2011 from abroad -- Claiming citizenship : Web-based voice and digital media in socialist Cuba -- Re-assessing ICT for democratic governance in Latin America
Control code
862148750
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 231 pages
Isbn
9780415836135
Lccn
2013026067
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)862148750
Label
Digital technologies for democratic governance in Latin America : opportunities and risks, edited by Anita Breuer and Yanina Welp
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Digital trends in Latin American politics (1990-2012) -- A Latin spring? : examining digital diffusion and youth bulges in forecasting political change in Latin America -- A digital sublime or divide? : the impact of information communication technology on the poor in Latin America -- Designing open data policies in Latin America -- Some notes on the experiences with the use of technology and electronic voting in Latin America -- South American politics in the information age : a study of political parties and MPs on the Net in Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay -- Crafting a new parliamentary dialogue sphere? : the Web and political communication in the current Venezuelan National Assembly -- Social movements, democratic participation and ICTs -- Social change and social media : incorporating social networking sites into activism in Latin America -- Slacktivism or efficiency-increased activism? : online political participation and the Brazilian Ficha Limpa anti-corruption campaign -- Social media and diaspora activism : participating in the Argentine Elections 2011 from abroad -- Claiming citizenship : Web-based voice and digital media in socialist Cuba -- Re-assessing ICT for democratic governance in Latin America
Control code
862148750
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 231 pages
Isbn
9780415836135
Lccn
2013026067
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)862148750

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