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From Rural Village to Global Village : Telecommunications for Development in the Information Age (Paperback)

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"From Rural Village to Global Village: Telecommunications for Development in the Information Age" examines the role of information and communication technologies (ICTs) on both the macro level--societal, socio-economic, and governmental--and sector level--education, health, agriculture, entrepreneurship--emphasizing rural and developing regions. Author Heather E. Hudson examines the potential impact of ICTs by reviewing the existing research and adding her own findings from extensive fieldwork in ICT planning and evaluation. The volume includes case studies demonstrating innovative applications of ICTs plus chapters on evaluation strategies and appropriate technologies. She also analyzes the policy issues that must be addressed to facilitate affordable ICT access in rural and developing regions. This discussion relates to the larger "digital divide" issue, and the impact that access to communication technology--or the lack of it--has on communities and societies.
This comprehensive volume is a valuable resource for scholars, professionals, researchers, and students in telecommunications law and policy, media economics, international communication, and communication and development fields. It is also suitable for use as an advanced-level text in these areas.

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Publisher Taylor & Francis
Mfg Part# 9780805860160
SKU 202123078
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0805860169
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0179
Publisher Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
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