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The Politics of the Internet in Third World Development

Challenges in Contrasting Regimes with Case Studies of Costa Rica and Cuba

By Bert Hoffmann

Routledge – 2004 – 344 pages

Series: Latin American Studies

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Description

This book examines the political and developmental implications of the new information and communication technologies (NICT) in the Third World. Whereas the concept of the 'digital divide' tends to focus on technological and quantitative indicators, this work stresses the crucial role played by the political regime type, the pursued development model and the specific configuration of actors and decision-making dynamics. Two starkly contrasting Third World countries, state-socialist Cuba and the Latin America's "show-case democracy" Costa Rica, were chosen for two in-depth empirical country studies.

Name: The Politics of the Internet in Third World Development: Challenges in Contrasting Regimes with Case Studies of Costa Rica and Cuba (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Bert Hoffmann. This book examines the political and developmental implications of the new information and communication technologies (NICT) in the Third World. Whereas the concept of the 'digital divide' tends to focus on technological and...
Categories: Politics & International Relations