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Author Saleh, Nivien.

Title Third world citizens and the information technology revolution / Nivien Saleh.

Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  303.48330962 SALE    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description xix, 273 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Series Information technology and global governance
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [241]-259) and index.
Summary "This book challenges the widely-held view that the information technology (IT) revolution has empowered people in the Third World. Tracing the making of the global IT regime, it shows that governments and corporations of the wealthy countries dominated this process, systematically excluding representatives of low-income countries, who might have embraced alternative visions of the global information society. Once the IT regime was in place, these same actors pressured Third World countries into conforming to it. In the case of Egypt, these pressures resulted in a new ministry for IT, which helped integrate the country into a world economy governed by the rules of the haves. Ordinary Egyptians were, of course, not asked for their opinions"--Provided by publisher.
Subject Information technology -- Egypt.
Information technology -- Political aspects -- Egypt.
Information technology -- Developing countries.
ISBN 9780230103641 (hardback)
0230103642 (hardback)